- Bird: Flamingo
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The coat of arms of the
Bahamas contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point,
the shield is supported by a marlin and flamingo.
On top the shield is a conch shell, that represents the varied
marine life of the island chain. This rests on top of a helmet. Below
this is the actual shield, the main symbol of which is a ship, reported
to represent the Santa María of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing
beneath a sun. The animals supporting the shield are the national
animals, and the national motto is found at the bottom. The flamingo is
located upon land, and the marlin upon sea.
The vibrant colours of the coat of arms are also intended to
point to a bright future for the islands. They are also reputed to have
been maintained due to their attractiveness to tourists.
- Flag of Bahamas
- Fish: Blue Marlin
- Flower: Yellow Elder
- Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
- Tree: Lignum Vitae