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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).
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.