State Bird of Texas

Northern mockingbird is the official state bird of Texas. The Northern Mockingbird is an incredibly extensive bird that expands from the Atlantic coast westward to Northern California. 

The mockingbird is the most beautiful song of any bird belonging to The United States and Canada; they can sing up to 200 songs, including the songs of various other birds.

Why is the mockingbird the state bird of Texas?

In the 1920s, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs hatched out the plan of mentioning a state bird for each state of America. The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs threw away no time to recommend the Northern mockingbird to represent the state bird of Texas.

Governor Dan Moody approved the measure on January 31, 1927, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8, of the 40th Regular Session of the Texas Lege.

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Interesting Facts About the Texas State Bird:

  • Name: The mockingbird
  • Binomial Name: Mimus polyglottos
  • Adopted: January 31, 1927
  • Abundance: Common urban bird
  • Length: 10 inches
  • Weight: 1-3/4 ounces
  • Wing Span: 14 inches
  • Sexual maturity : 1 year
  • Breeding territory: 1 pair per 20 acres
  • Nest Location: Ground-low nesting

Taxonomic Hierarchy of Northern Mockingbird

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Mimus Boie, 1826 (mockingbirds)
Species: Mimus polyglottos (Linnaeus, 1758) – Centzontle norteno (northern mockingbird)
Scientific Name: Mimus polyglottos
Taxonomic Serial Number: 17862

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