Northern Mockingbird

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(Mimus polyglottos)

Fun Fact: Northern Mockingbirds continue to add new sounds to their repertoires throughout their lives. A male may learn around 200 songs throughout its life. They will even mimic non-animal sounds!

Diet: Mostly insects in the summer and mostly fruit in the winter. Sometimes a lizard.

Habitat: Open habitats, shrubby areas, parks, and suburbs.

Overview: This grey, white, and black bird has bright white patches on its wings and mimics the calls of other birds, usually changing to a different call after 3-5 syllables. It will even sing all through the night!

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