Northern Mockingbird – 5/2/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/2/11

Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.

Observation Location: near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Northern mockingbird

Scientific Name: Mimus polyglottos

Comments: As both the common name and the scientific name suggest, the northern mockingbird mimics other birds and other sounds in its environment. If you are familiar with bird songs, you can sometimes get clues about what other bird species might be around by listening to a mockingbird.

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Northern Mockingbird