October 26, 2009

Common Birds at the Feeder: Northern Mockingbird

The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the Tennessee State Bird, which is appropriate since it is abundant year round and is the most musical of birds. In the spring, the Mockingbird will sing for hours, imitating dozens of other birds in endless variations and has been known to imitate cellphones, car alarms and other human noises in its songs. She may not be much to look at, but this bird can sing!

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