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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:

In the trees above a small ravine with water in a new urban park.

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gatorfellows
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Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 8, 2013

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