Common Name: Northern Mockingbird
Scientific Name: Mimus polyglottos
Migration: Generally non-migratory, though extreme northern populations may migrate in exceptionally harsh winters.
The northern mockingbird is a hardy species that prefers open scrub habitat and low vegetation, including small trees and shrubs with thorns and other defensive cover. They are found at low elevations throughout their range, typically in parks, cultivated land, along forest edges and other relatively open areas but are absent from high elevations and deep forests. They can often be seen foraging on open ground or underneath scrub cover, and they will perch on elevated branches or limb tips to watch for intruders and predators.
For more information, see the complete northern mockingbird profile.
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