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Birds as Symbols

The national bird of the USA is the bald eagle. It was chosen in 1782, although Benjamin Franklin preferred the wild turkey!

State birds of the USA:


CANADA

Canada's national bird is the Common Loon.

The bird symbols of Canada's provinces and territories are:

BIRDS AS SYMBOLS OF COUNTRIES:

Anguilla: Mourning Dove

Argentina: Rufous Hornero

Australia: Kookaburra

Austria: Barn Swallow

Bahamas: Greater Flamingo

Bangladesh: the Doel (Magpie Robin)

Belgium: Kestrel

Belize: Keel-billed toucan

Bermuda: White-tailed Tropicbird

Bolivia: the Andean Condor

British Virgin Islands: the Mourning Dove

Burma (now known as Myanmar): the Burmese Peacock

Canada: Common Loon

The Cayman Island: Cayman parrot

Chile: Andean Condor

Colombia: Andean Condor

Costa Rica's national bird (since 1976): Yigüirro (turdus craye)

Cuba: Clay-coloured Robin

Denmark: Mute Swan

Dominica: Imperial (Amazona imperialis), locally known as the Sisserou

Dominican Republic: Palm-chat

Ecuador: Andean Condor

Estonia: Barn Swallow

Finland: Sacred (whooper) swan, Cygnus cygnus

France: the unofficial national bird is the Gallic rooster.

Grenada: Grenada Dove

Guatemala: Quetzal

Guyana: Canje Pheasant

Haiti: Hispaniolan Trogon

Honduras: Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot

Hungary: Great Bustard

Iceland: Gyrfalcon

India: Peacock, Pavo cristatus

Indonesia: Javan Hawk Eagle

Jamaica: Doctor bird hummingbird (Troclilus polytmus)

Japan: Kiyi (Green Pheasant)

Jordan: Sinai Rosefinch

Korea: Black-billed Magpie

Luxembourg: Goldcrest

Mexico: Golden Eagle

Myanmar (Burma): Burmese Peacock

Namibia: Crimson-breasted Shrike

Nepal: Impeyan Pheasant (Himalyan Monal)

New Zealand: Kiwi

Nicaragua: Turquoise-browed Motmot

Nigeria: Black Crowned-Crane

Norway: Dipper

Panama: Harpy Eagle.

Philippines: Monkey-eating Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)

Puerto Rico: Bananaquit

South Africa: Blue Crane

Sri Lanka: Ceylon Jungle Fowl

St. Kitts and Nevis: Brown Pelican

Sweden: Eurasian Blackbird

Thailand: Siamese Fireback Pheasant

Trinidad: Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

Tobago: Cocrico (Ortalis ruficauda)

Turkey: Redwing

Uganda: Crested Crane

United Kingdom: European Robin

Venezuela: Troupial

Zimbabwe: Fish Eagle



The phoenix is a mythical bird that represents immortality or the rebirth of hope. It was supposed to be a beautiful, purple-red bird fabled to live 500-600 years in Arabia. It arose from the ashes of a funeral pyre to live through another lifetime.

The dove is a symbol of peace and harmony.




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