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(State Birds)

The table below lists each state and its official state bird with its scientific binomial designation and photo.

State Bird Photo
Alabama Yellowhammer
(Colaptes auratus)
Official Alabama state bird.
Alaska Willow Ptarmigan
(Lagopus lagopus)
Official Alaska state bird.
Arizona Cactus Wren
(Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
Official Arizona state bird.
Arkansas Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Official Arkansas state bird.
California California Quail
(Callipepla californica)
Official California state bird.
Colorado Lark Bunting
(Calamospiza melanocorys)
Official Colorado state bird.
Connecticut American Robin
(Turdus migratorius)
Official Connecticut state bird.
Delaware Blue Hen Chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Official Delaware state bird.
Florida Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Official Florida state bird.
Georgia Brown Thrasher
(Toxostoma rufum)
Official Georgia state bird.
Hawaii Nene or Hawaiian Goose
(Branta sandvicensis)
Official Hawaii state bird.
Idaho Mountain Bluebird
(Sialia currucoides)
Official Idaho state bird.
Illinois Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official Illinois state bird.
Indiana Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official Indiana state bird.
Iowa American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
Official Iowa state bird.
Kansas Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official Kansas state bird.
Kentucky Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official Kentucky state bird.
Louisiana Brown Pelican
(Pelecanus occidentalis)
Official Louisiana state bird.
Maine Black-Capped Chickadee
(Poecile atricapilla)
Official Maine state bird.
Maryland Baltimore Oriole
(Icterus galbula)
Official Maryland state bird.
Massachusetts Black-Capped Chickadee
(Penthestes atricapillus)
Official Massachusetts state bird.
Michigan American Robin
(Turdus migratorius)
Official Michigan state bird.
Minnesota Common Loon
(Gavia immer)
Official Minnesota state bird.
Mississippi Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Official Mississippi state bird.
Missouri Eastern Bluebird
(Sialia sialis)
Official Missouri state bird.
Montana Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official Montana state bird.
Nebraska Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official Nebraska state bird.
Nevada Mountain Bluebird
(Sialia currucoides)
Official Nevada state bird.
New Hampshire Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus)
Official New Hampshire state bird.
New Jersey Eastern Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
Official New Jersey state bird.
New Mexico Chaparral Bird or Roadrunner
(Geococcyx californianus)
Official New Mexico state bird.
New York Eastern Bluebird
(Sialia sialis)
Official New York state bird.
North Carolina Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official North Carolina state bird.
North Dakota Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official North Dakota state bird.
Ohio Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official Ohio state bird.
Oklahoma Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
(Tyrannus forficatus)
Official Oklahoma state bird.
Oregon Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official Oregon state bird.
Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)
Official Pennsylvania state bird.
Rhode Island Rhode Island Red
(Gallus gallus)
Official Rhode Island state bird.
South Carolina Carolina Wren
(Thryothorus ludovicianus)
Official South Carolina state bird.
South Dakota Ring Necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus)
Official South Dakota state bird.
Tennessee Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Official Tennessee state bird.
Texas Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Official Texas state bird.
Utah California Gull
(Larus californicus)
Official Utah state bird.
Vermont Hermit Thrush
(Catharus guttatus)
Official Vermont state bird.
Virginia Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official Virginia state bird.
Washington American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
Official Washington state bird.
West Virginia Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Official West Virginia state bird.
Wisconsin American Robin
(Turdus migratorius)
Official Wisconsin state bird.
Wyoming Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
Official Wyoming state bird.

Binomial Nomenclature
In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming a species. As the term "binomial" suggests, the scientific name of a species is formed by combining two terms: the genus name and the species descriptor.