. The Northern Mockingbird .

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. The Northern Mockingbird .

Post by sSilvers » Tue May 08, 2012 6:01 am

The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema Naturæ in 1758 as Turdus polyglottos.[2]

The Northern Mockingbird breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and the Greater Antilles. It is replaced further south by its closest living relative, the Tropical Mockingbird. The Socorro Mockingbird, an endangered species, is also closely related, contrary to previous opinion.[3][4] The bird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.[5]

This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has occurred in Europe as an extreme rarity.
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Re: . The Northern Mockingbird .

Post by CloeWolf » Tue May 08, 2012 7:16 am

Wow, interesting article. I have Northern Mockingbirds around my house (only the front yard, never the backyard, probably due to the dogs, yet we have many other birds in the back), and think they are absolutely beautiful birds. I love the appearance of the underside of their wings while in flight. Anyways, a great bird to discuss, considering they inhabit a large portion of North America.
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Re: . The Northern Mockingbird .

Post by lupin_blackwolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:04 am

cool! we get mockingbirds as well. we had a mating pair in one of the far back bushes. its quite entertaining to watch the pair fly around, fending of starlings and robins. (:
i have gotten a few photos of them. (:

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i think that they are such cool birds. hearing them mimic things is also very cool!
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