Mimus polyglottos: Northern mockingbird

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The northern mockingbird [Mimus polyglottos] is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has rarely been observed in Europe.

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The northern mockingbird is renowned for its mimicking ability, as reflected by the meaning of its scientific name, ‘many-tongued mimic.’ The northern mockingbird has gray to brown upper feathers and a paler belly. Its wings have white patches which are visible in flight.

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The northern mockingbird is an omnivore. It eats both insects and fruits. It often found in open areas and forest edges but forages in grassy land. The northern mockingbird breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and the Greater Antilles.

Photo: Chamblee, GA, USA [20151115]

Source: Wikipedia

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