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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Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane with his brother, Orville, attended school in Richmond, Indiana. His family moved to Dayton, Ohio in June of 1884 just before he would have received his diploma from Richmond High School. The diploma was awarded to him posthumously on April 16, 1994.