Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)

Code 4

NOMO

Code 6

MIMPOL

ITIS

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HEAD

Northern Mockingbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Yellow to green or brown yellow.
  • Head Pattern: Eyeline, Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White with gray wash.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Mockingbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray wash.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Mockingbird Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Several quick wing strokes alternated with wings pulled to the sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 33-38 cm (13-15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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