Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers
Throughout the Year
Northern Mockingbird Facts
Gray-brown feathers from head to tail, with lighter bellies. Two prominent white stripes on each wing, which are displayed when the birds are defending their territory. Long tails with white undersides.
Common in forest edges, suburban and urban parks and backyards.
Northern mockingbirds are very territorial, and use aggression and mocking calls to defend their nests and favorite feeding grounds. These birds like to perch high up on a tree, fence, or lamppost to keep an eye on the competition and to have a central stage for performing their songs. Highly skilled at mimicry, northern mockingbirds are constantly adding to their repertoire of sounds; some may know as many as 200 calls and songs.
Insects and berries, seeds.
More Northern Mockingbird Photos
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