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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Flight call description No known flight call but occasionally gives a loud, emphatic "chewk", sometimes doubled or tripled, in diurnal flight.


Fig.1. Texas December 19, 2001 (WRE).

Perched bird.



Diurnal calling sequence:

1. Texas December 19, 2001 (WRE). Perched bird giving double "chewk".

2. New Jersey December 10, 2001 (MO). Perched bird with Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, and House Finch in the background.


Similar species Distinctive.


Behavior Primarily a nocturnal migrant but occasionally seen in redetermined migration. Not known to call in nocturnal migration.