The flag of Zimbabwe was adopted on April 18, 1980. The soapstone bird featured on the flag represents a [statuette] of a bird found at the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. The bird symbolizes the history of Zimbabwe; the red star beneath it symbolizes the revolutionary struggle for liberation and peace. Photo courtesy
Harvey Barrison via Flickr Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/hbarrison/7421900004/