- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
The Northern Flicker is the State Bird of Alabama. The bill to create a state bird was introduced in the 1927 legislature by Representative Thomas E. Martin, of Montgomery County. It was approved on September 6, 1927, the same day the goldenrod became the state flower.
Since the Civil War many people have called Alabama the "Yellowhammer State". Some stories say Alabama troops in Huntsville wore uniforms with yellow trim, which reminded people of the Flicker bird. When the Confederate Veterans in Alabama were organized they took pride in being referred to as the "Yellowhammers," and wore a yellowhammer feather in their caps or lapels during reunions.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Scientific name: Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus)
Correct common name of the American Ornithologists Union:
Northern Flicker. Other names used locally: Yellowhammer, Flicker, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Southern Flicker, Common Flicker.Source(s): I know how to Google
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