The Plantain

Miami-Dade County Announces Construction Crane as Official County Bird

Joining the ranks of San Francisco County's quail and Westchester County's blue jay, Miami-Dade County has announced the Construction Crane as the official bird of Miami-Dade County.

The Miami Latin Builder's Association worked with District 5 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro to sponsor the bill that gave the Construction Crane — Latin name brickellium structurous enormii — its new title.

"The Construction Crane just seems to be, to me, a better representative bird for our city," he told The Plantain. "I mean, just look at our downtown skyline! Look at it! No, not the LED dancing woman, the structure to the right."

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed the official proclamation into law last summer. It went into effect on January 1.