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Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos


Northern Mockingbirds are medium-sized songbirds. Adults have small heads, long, thin bills, and long legs. Their color pattern is an overall gray-brown color that is more pale on the breast and belly, with two white wingbars on each wing. The juvenile appearance is marked by streaks on its back, spots and streaks on its chest, and a gray or grayish-green iris. Young birds leave the nest about 12 days after hatching, not able to fly well for about another week.


Spotted playing in the mulch and hopping in and out of a spruce tree in a semi-rural yard.


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks so much for your help Heather, Doren, and Jellis :)

Jellis 4 years ago

too big for sparrow. I agree with Doren. Juvenile Northern Mockingbird

Heather R
Heather R 4 years ago

Juvenile mockingbird

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2016
Submitted on Jun 7, 2016

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