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State bird



State Bird of California

By John James Audubon,
F. R. SS. L. & E.

The California quail (Lophortyx californica), also known as the valley quail, became the official state bird in 1931. A widely distributed and prized game bird, it is known for its hardiness and adaptability. Plump, gray-colored and smaller than a pigeon, the California quail sports a downward curving black plume on top of its head and black bib with white stripe under the beak. Flocks number from a few to 60 or more in the fall and winter months, but in the spring break into pairs. They nest in hollows scratched in the ground and concealed by foliage, and their eggs, 6 to 28 in number, are creamy white and thickly spotted with golden brown.

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hau_siyoka
by Doll Baby on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM


http://www.50states.com/bird/image/quail.jpg

PinkDragonFly
by Shazzy on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Ruffed Grouse on drumming log - click to see all state birds


Ruffed Grouse

See ruffed grouse video below

The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) was designated the official state bird of Pennsylvania in 1931. Sometimes called the Partridge, the Ruffed Grouse is one of 10 species of grouse native to North America, ranging mostly in regions where snow is an important part of the winter scene (consistently covering the ground from late November to at least late March). The Ruffed Grouse is a hearty bird which thrives during severe winters that decimate flocks of quail, pheasants, and turkeys.

starlight1968
by 40ish hang out queen on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM

 

The Northern Mockingbird is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has rarely been observed in Europe. Wikipedia
maryg38
by Sweet Mary <3 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Black-capped Chickadee
Bird
The Black-capped Chickadee is a small, North American songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada.Wikipedia
Lovemyshadows
by Bronze sister on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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TX.  It should be the mosquito, but in fact is mockingbird.

poemcollector
by Bronze sister on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM

 Baltimore Oriole , here in Maryland !

 Can some one shoot up a pic for me ? Thank you !

 Today , saw a pair of the first  Blue Jays of Spring !- Beautiful 

Alwaysmotivated
by Loving Life on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Northern cardinal enjoying a bath - click to see all state birds
Northern cardinal enjoying a bath photo ¬© James Ownby: My View of Nature - 
See all state birds - National Bird

Northern Cardinal

See northern cardinal video below

Illinois schoolchildren selected the cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) as the State Bird of Illinois, made official in 1929 by the Illinois General Assembly. One of America's favorite backyard birds, cardinals are distinctive in appearance and song - known for their "cheer cheer cheer," "whit-chew whit-chew" and "purty purty purty" whistles.

Male cardinals are a brilliant scarlet red, females a buffy brown with reddish wings - both have a jet -black mask, pronounced crest, and heavy bill. The cardinal sings nearly year-round, and the male aggressively defends his 4-acre territory (male cardinals have been seen attacking small red objects mistaken as other males).

Northern cardinals breed 2-3 times each season. The female builds the nest and tends the hatchlings for about 10 days while the male brings food. The male then takes over the care of this first brood while the female moves on to a new nest and lays a second clutch of eggs.

The cardinal is the state bird of 7 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Female northern cardinal - click to see all state birds
Female northern cardinal photo © Brian Jorg /
CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography
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lovegrandbaby
by Bronze sister on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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NY State - Bluebird

ALolies
by Red Room Rebel on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Yellowhammer

SERENITY810
by Bronze sister on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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I'm with you on this one !!! New York...

Quoting lovegrandbaby:

NY State - Bluebird


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