Friday, May 04, 2012

Bird Day

Today is Bird Day!

State Bird of Texas - the Mockingbird

Texas designated the mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) as the official state bird in 1927.

The Texas Legislature noted that the mockingbird:
" found in all parts of the State, in winter and in summer, in the city and in the country, on the prairie and in the woods and a singer of distinctive type, a fighter for the protection of his home, falling, if need be, in its defense, like any true Texan..."

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