Florida State Bird

There’s a move afoot to replace the Florida State Bird. A state senator plans to introduce a bill in the 2022 legislative session. Currently it’s the Northern Mockingbird, which also is the state bird of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Some would prefer a bird that’s more uniquely identifiable as Florida. Besides, how can the southernmost state (except Hawaii) have a “northern” state bird?

Suggestions include the osprey, the flamingo (although it’s not clear whether it is native to Florida) and others. Some people think Florida’s state bird should be the construction crane!

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