Mimus polyglottos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Passeriformes > Mimidae
A long-tailed, grey, thrush-sized bird that is renowned for its song (birds in this family can use both halves of their syrinx independently).
Northern Mockingbird is an extremely rare visitor to Britain, with just a handful of records. The first of these was at Saltash, Cornwall in August 1982. Earlier records had been rejected as likely being of captive origin or ship-assisted. More recently an individual was found in Devon in January 2021. Remarkably, this individual was relocated in Surrey in April and in Northumberland in May.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Northern Mockingbird is a very rare vagrant. These records relate to one well-watched individual.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Northern Mockingbird, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
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