Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

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Adult

Medium-sized slender songbird with a long tail. Adults are grayish above and whitish below with two white wingbars.

Adult

Medium-sized slender songbird with a long tail. Adults are grayish above and whitish below. Mimics songs of other songbirds.

Juvenile

Juveniles have spotted breasts.

Adult

Flashes white wing patches in flight.

Adult

White wing patches are distinctive.

Adult

Often runs and hops along the ground. Found alone or in pairs year-round.

Adult

Usually sits conspicuously on high vegetation, fences, eaves, or telephone wires. Found in in towns, suburbs, backyards, parks, forest edges, and open land at low elevations.

Recommended Citation

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/normoc