Northern Mockingbird (sexes similar) - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
Genus: Mimus
Species: Polyglottos
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Updated January 23 2017
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Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Gray Catbird (sexes similar) - approx. 23 cm
Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
Genus: Dumetella
Species: Carolinensis
Named after one of its calls, a cat-like mewing -
accomplished mimic - Mimidae is latin for mimic -
possibly related to the
Sturnidae family (Starlings) which
are also mimics
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3 species
Accomplished mimic - Mimidae is latin for mimic - it will
mimic many bird calls while perched - some other
species seem to perch nearby and listen intently to their
songs - possibly related to the
Sturnidae family
(Starlings) which are also mimics
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Brown Thrasher (sexes similar) - approx. 30 cm
Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
Genus: Toxostoma
Species: Rufum
Accomplished mimic - Mimidae is latin for mimic -
reported to have the largest song repertoire of all North
American birds - possibly related to the
Sturnidae family
(Starlings) which are also mimics
Northern Mockingbird (juvenile) - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
Genus: Mimus
Species: Polyglottos
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Updated January 23 2017
Accomplished mimic - Mimidae is latin for mimic - it will
mimic many bird calls while perched - some other
species seem to perch nearby and listen intently to their
songs - possibly related to the
Sturnidae family
(Starlings) which are also mimics
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Audio - updated April 18 2013
Northern Mockingbird audio
Audio - updated November 16 2014
Gray Catbird audio
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Audio - updated May 10 2013
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Northern Mockingbird wing flash - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds & Thrashers)
Genus: Mimus
Species: Polyglottos
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Updated January 23 2017
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Repeated wing flash may be courting or territorial display or
an attempt to scare insects out of hiding
Gray Catbird (sexes similar) in Staghorn Sumac - approx. 23 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2009
Brown Thrasher (sexes similar) - approx. 30 cm - Leslie Spit - May 2012
Northern Mockingbird (juvenile) - approx. 25 cm - Humber Bay Park - September 2009
Northern Mockingbird (sexes similar) - approx. 25 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2012
Northern Mockingbird wing flash - approx. 25 cm - Don Mills - April 2014