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The Flag of the state of Washington consists of the state seal ( which displays an image of George Washington ) on a field of dark green with gold fringe being optional. It is the only U.S. state flag with a field of green as well as the only state flag with the image of an American president.
Flag of the State of Washington as adopted in 1923, before it was revised to include the new seal of 1967 and standardized.
Washington State Bird American Goldfinch was designated as the Washington State Bird in 1951. This beautiful golden bird is found throughout our state and is commonly seen in flocks in fields, bushes and trees.
Dandelions, sunflowers and especially thistles, are preferred food - hence the scientific name Carduelis, from the Latin carduus, a thistle.
The male American Goldfinch is characterized by his black cap and black wings. The female and young can be identified by the solid-color back and breast, stubby finch bill, wing bars, notched tail, whitish rump and roller-coaster flight. In autumn, the male takes on a grayish yellow color to resemble the female.
The song is long, high and sweet. Keep your eye out for our state bird!
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