state bird

noun

Definition of state bird

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

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Loons are Minnesota’s state bird, and about 12,000 of them live in the state. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "After uptick in Minnesota loon deaths, tests point to West Nile Virus," 18 July 2019 The Yellowhammer Fund is named after the state bird, after all. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Abortion Assistance Program Yellowhammer Fund Literally Can't Keep Up with All of Your Donations," 20 May 2019 Yellowhammer, which is named after the Alabama state bird, funded 313 abortions in 2018. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Abortion Assistance Program Yellowhammer Fund Literally Can't Keep Up with All of Your Donations," 20 May 2019 The chef has a knack for finding eclectic flavors that pair surprisingly well together, like pork belly with citrus salad and the namesake state bird (quail) with provisions. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 Ohio and Kentucky have their own cups, adorned with flags, logos, state birds and, strangely, a traffic light. Jordan Kellogg, Cincinnati.com, "Vote: Does Ohio or Kentucky have the best Starbucks mug?," 6 Apr. 2018 Robins, the state bird, can't dig for worms under piles of snow. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robins, purple martins and other birds in peril from weekend snowstorm," 17 Apr. 2018 Our state bird, the willow ptarmigan, is a perfect example. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "While waiting for winter to become summer, outdoors lovers turn to beauty pageants," 23 Apr. 2018 Wisconsin's state bird and many other winged creatures are in peril from last weekend's freak snowstorm. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robins, purple martins and other birds in peril from weekend snowstorm," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of state bird

1910, in the meaning defined above

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