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Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

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Size: 9 - 11"

A slender gray bird with white patches on wings and tail. Wing patches prominent in flight.

Voice: various phrases repeated over and over. Excellent mimic of other bird's songs.

Range: Breeds from northern California across the USA to Nova Scotia. Winters in the southern part of this area.

We've been blessed to have a Northern Mockingbird calling our backyard home for two years now. He/she tend to be a bit aggressive towards other birds but gains many points for it's constant attacks on any squirrels passing through. It's also been a joy to listen to this Mockingbird going through it's song list. He does Chickadees, Nuthatches, Cardinals, Robins, Titmice and even a Yellow shafted Flicker. Been trying to teach it to 'wolf' whistle with only minor success.

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