Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The robin red breast was designated as the state bird of Michigan

Kicau Nusantara American Robin (Turdus migratorius) Adoption of the Michigan State Bird

The robin red breast was designated as the state bird of Michigan by House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, the Senate concurring, on April 8, 1931. The resolution read, in part:

"WHEREAS, A widely and generally conducted contest to choose a State bird, carried on by the Michigan Audubon Society, resulted in nearly 200,000 votes being cast, of which Robin Red Breast received many more votes than any other bird as the most popular bird in Michigan; and
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WHEREAS, The robin is the best known and best loved of all the birds in the State of Michigan; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (THE SENATE CONCURRING), That the robin be and the same is hereby designated and adopted as the official State bird of the State of Michigan."

The Michigan Compiled Laws
The robin was adopted by House Concurrent Resolution rather than an act of the Michigan Legislature. The adoption of the robin as the official state bird is therefore not documented in the statutory law of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

Additional Information

Turdus migratorius (American Robin): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Michigan: by Ted Black and Gregory Kennedy; Illustrated by Ted Nordhagen.
State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.

Bird Feeders and Accessories: Backyard Birding > Bird Feeders & Accessories from

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)


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