Jeff Wendorff's bird photography portfolio of mockingbirds from the family, Mimidae. Mockingbird Wiki Mockingbirds
are a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family. They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession. There are about 17 species in three genera.
Some types of mockingbirds
are known to lay "alien eggs", or eggs that are laid in another bird's nest. Similar to the cowbird, the mockingbirds'
offspring will force the other nest inhabitants from the nest, taking all the food from the parents and forcing the foster-parents to rear and fledge them.
The only mockingbird
commonly found in North America is the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). The Greek word polyglottos means multiple languages. Mockingbirds PhotographedGalapagos Mockingbird, Nesomimus parvulus
Hood Mockingbird, Mimus macdonaldi
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Tropical Mockingbird, Mimus gilvus Collective Noun
There are a number of collective nouns for mockingbirds
and some like "impression" are pretty great! The collective nouns include echo, exactness, plagiary, ridicule, and impression. Photography Workshops and Tours
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