Northern Mockingbird

  • They have been sighted in Rye Town Park
  • They gravitate to habitats that also attract Eastern bluebirds and tree swallows
  • An adult averages 10" long (beak to tail) and has a 14" wing span
  • Mockingbirds are very long-tailed, with pale gray uppersides and whitish undersides
  • Latin name for them is "Mimus polyglottos"
  • They are usually seen singly, although family groups may be seen in late summer
  • They are highly territorial, often defending fruiting trees and shrubs from other birds