Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) the State bird of Florida.

Actually it's Florida Orange Juice, which is a perfect symbol for our Sunshine State.

The Mockingbird? Well, you decide.

The Northern Mockingbird is not unique to Florida, it can be found virtually everywhere in the USA, Mexico and South America.

Texas was the first state to adopt the Northern Mockingbird in January of 1927. A few months later, Florida adopted the Northern Mockingbird as our state bird. It didn't stop there. Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi have since adopted the Northern Mockingbird as their state bird.

Florida is one of the "birdiest" states in America boasting over 550 species of birds, many unique to only Florida.

For these reasons, (and we hope that you agree) we think that we deserve a better bird! One that is unique to our beautiful state. A bird that is tropical, majestic and beautiful. One that best represents Florida.