Northern Mockingbird | Attracting Birds


Northern MockingbirdBarbara McGiffin
Barbara McGiffin Northern Mockingbird

Scientific Name: Mimus polyglottos.
Family: Mimic thrush.
Length: 10-1/2 inches.
Wingspan: 14 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Gray with grayish-white underside, white patches  in wings and tail.
Nest: Pair builds a cup-shaped nest in the fork of a shrub; female lays three to six blue or green eggs with brown splotches.
Voice: Almost unlimited variations. Repeats songs several times with a pause before a new series.
Habitat: Backyards, pastures, orchards, farm hedges and woodland edges.
Diet: Insects, fruit and berries.
Backyard Favorites: Berry-producing plants, apple slices, peanut butter, suet, mealworms and raisins.

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