OFILE Northern Mockingbird

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Despite its dull plumage, the northern mockingbird attracts attention with its mimicking medleys and daredevil territorial defense tactics.

Juvenile

The brown juvenile has faint spots on its chest that effectively conceal the bird from predators.

Juvenile

The brown juvenile has faint spots on its chest that effectively conceal the bird from predators.

Northern Mockingbird Feet

The long feet are perfect for perching in treetops, from which the mockingbird establishes its territory. But powerful legs and feet also support the bird when it hops through the undergrowth in search of food.

The short, slender bill is ideal for picking up berries or insects. But the mockingbird also uses the pointed tip to peck at dogs, cats and even humans who dare invade its space.

The long feet are perfect for perching in treetops, from which the mockingbird establishes its territory. But powerful legs and feet also support the bird when it hops through the undergrowth in search of food.

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The 10" long Galapagos mockingbird (Nesomir is comparable in size to the northern mocking Galapagos mockingbird, as its name suggests, is only on the Galapagos Islands of Santa Fe, Isab Fernandina and Darwin.There, they form famil flocks, in contrast to the less gregarious norths mockingbird. Both species eat insects, seeds an berries. But the Galapagos also scavenges for other fare, including sea lion placentas and the and even chicks of other birds.

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ViTAL STATiSTiCS

Weight

1.5-2 oz.

Length

9-11"

Wingspan

13-15"

Breeding season

MarchAugust

Number of Eggs

3-6, usually 4-5

Incubation period

12-14 days

Fledging Period

10-12 days iff' K

Breeding Interval

2-3 broods per season

Typical Diet

Berries, seeds and insects

Lifespan

In captivity, up to 15.5 years; in the wild, about

12 years

The short, slender bill is ideal for picking up berries or insects. But the mockingbird also uses the pointed tip to peck at dogs, cats and even humans who dare invade its space.

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