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Northern Mockingbird

Length: 10 inches  Song: Variety of original and imitative sounds, each repeated 3-5 (or more) times.
Wingspan: 13-15 inches Behavior: Solitary or in pairs
Weight: 1.7 ounces Breeding: Monogamous
Habitat: Edge of forest, oak and riparian, brushes, shrubs, thickets, and undergrowth, tropical lowland, grasslands with scattered trees, open landscape, lakes, rivers and vicinity,  sand pits, mud flats, ponds, semidesert, desert Population: Common
Migration: none Feeders: Bread, suet, or raisins
Appearance: 2 white bars on wings, short dark bill, gray-white belly, large white patches on wings, dark-grey tail with white outer feathers.
Interesting Facts: The Northern Mockingbird's nest is in the shape of a tea cup.

Compiled by  Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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