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Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos

Description:

A medium-sized songbird, a bit more slender than a thrush and with a longer tail. Mockingbirds have small heads, a long, thin bill with a hint of a downward curve, and long legs. Their wings are short, rounded, and broad, making the tail seem particularly long in flight. Mockingbirds are overall gray-brown, paler on the breast and belly, with two white wingbars on each wing. A white patch in each wing is often visible on perched birds, and in flight these become large white flashes. The white outer tail feathers are also flashy in flight

Habitat:

Guarding the garden from its favorite perch on the rose bush. Large migrating flocks of Cedar Waxwings, Red-winged Blackbirds and Robins have kept this guardian very busy.

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6 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Antonio. This one is my garden companion. Always on guard.

Wow,beautiful capture Gatorfellows,great spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Lovely portrait

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks :) This one is my faithful garden companion.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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