Cardinal - Indiana's State Bird

The bird commonly known as the Red Bird or Cardinal (Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis) was designated as the official state bird of the state of Indiana in 1933. Visit IN.Gov to learn about Indiana's other state emblems.

Photo: Cardinal

Photo taken January 18, 2009

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Wayne County was formed in 1811. It was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War. Wayne is mainly remembered for his service in the 1790's in the Northwest Indian War, which included many actions in Indiana and Ohio.