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My Backyard Birds ~ Critter Saturday

Sharing a Mockingbird photo from my backyard collection of birds.

Here are a few facts to share with you about these noisy but intelligent birds:

The mockingbird’s latin name is Mimus polyglottos, which literally translates to “many-tongued mimic.”   *This fact is very true as they will mimic sounds they hear, other birds, car alarms, etc.

Northern Mockingbirds have been known to imitate at least 12 different species of North American frogs and toads. 

Mockingbirds can be extraordinarily territorial. They’ve been known to swoop and dive at pretty much anything, including people, that gets close to theirs nests. *I personally know this fact to be true as well. 🙂

The Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Photo ©CarolDM

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