Arkansas State Bird


Northern mockingbird

Northern mockingbird photo © Bob Miller / Southwest Birders (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Official State Bird of Arkansas

The mockingbird was recognized as the official state bird of Arkansas in 1929. Northern Mockingbirds have extraordinary vocal abilities - they can sing up to 200 songs, including the songs of other birds, insect and amphibian sounds, even an occasional mechanical noise. The northern mockingbird is also the state bird symbol of Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi.  All state birds



Northern mockingbird singing on mesquite branch photo © Henry Detwiler / Southwest Birders (used by permission).

Northern mockingbird on mesquite branch


Northern Mockingbird Singing