state bird

noun

Definition of state bird

: a bird selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state bird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams did find some water at the sanctuary’s south end, and with it white pelicans, white-faced ibis, glossy ibis, great blue heron, Franklin’s gulls and California seagulls (Utah’s state bird) on a mud bar. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 My best friend from back east has been nagging at me for years to get a chickadee tattoo in honor of the Massachusetts state bird. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 1 May 2021 Activities can be centered around spring (finding your state bird, for instance), taking photos at local monuments, and supporting local businesses. Jen Jamula And Allison Goldberg, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 As recently as 2010, the island hosted 550 breeding pairs of the brown pelican, Louisiana's state bird. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 15 Jan. 2021 But Ireijo, who now lives in Westport, focused on flora and fauna indigenous to Connecticut: the state bird, the American robin, the state flower, mountain laurel, as well as trumpet honeysuckles, witch hazel, goldenrod. courant.com, 21 Aug. 2020 But as the ancient Alaskan joke goes, the real state bird is actually the mosquito, the common and evil skeeter that haunts Alaska in hordes and leaves a plague of itchy bites in its wake. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2020 The cardinal is the state bird of seven states, the most of any species. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 7 July 2020 Every proper authority on the subject will tell you that the willow ptarmigan is the official state bird of Alaska. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of state bird

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state bird was in 1910

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3 Aug 2021

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“State bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20bird. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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