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Knowing Your State Birds Still Fun

Posted Thursday 7th April 2016 at 22:14 by armadillo
Updated Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 22:51 by armadillo
Knowing your state birds reached the level of parlor game some time ago. Here's a refresher on three different state birds.

New Jersey Birds

Most bird quizzes covering New Jersey begin and end with a question of the state bird, the American Goldfinch, also called the Eastern Goldfinch. A brightly colored bird often seen as backyard feeders, the American Goldfinch fits the state's self identification as the Garden State. A garden large or small will certainly draw its share of American Goldfinch.

Nevada Birds

The choice of the Mountain Bluebird as the official state bird shows the diversity of the Nevada geography, with the Sierra Nevada range serving as the western boundary and a desert or dry grassland climate accounting for much of the remainder of the state.

Alabama Birds

Eight separate woodpecker species (along with the now extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker) called or call the pine forests and residential neighborhoods of Alabama home. The people of Alabama celebrate the Northern Flicker, also called a Yellowhammer as their official state bird. In fact, Alabama holds the distinction of the only state to bestow such an honor on a woodpecker species.

New York Birds

Eastern Bluebirds along with bluejays, cardinals, sparrows, chickadees and assorted other perching birds represent the dominant group of native birds found at back yard feeders and residential areas across the state.

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