Physical Traits:The Northern mockingbird is a slender, medium-sized songbird with a long tail. Its body is gray or brownish gray overall with light gray below. White patches on the wings and tail are especially noticable in flight. A thin black eye line extends from its thin black bill through the eye.
Habitat:The Northern Mockingbird is known for its singing, mimicking other bird species, and is common in backyards, parks and forest edges with open grassy areas for foraging and with thick shrubs for nesting. They are found in most of the continental United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
Nests are cup-shaped, made of twigs and lined with grasses, leaves, and trash, sometimes including bits of plastic, aluminum foil, and shredded cigarette filters.
Recommended Feeder: Ground, platform
Feeder Tips: Feeders should accommodate a smooth food-flow. Look for this feature when purchasing a new feeder. Some products have small spaces making it difficult for larger chunks to move freely.
States and Regions Found: From Northern California, eastern Nebraska, southern Ontario, and Maritime Canada southward. Winters in southern part of range.