Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Mockingbird (Family: Mimidae) - wiki latin dict size=143   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Mimus-polyglottos-001 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).jpg Resolution: 1280x1024 File Size: 267704 Bytes Upload Time: 2007:08:27 23:21:52
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Mockingbird (Family: Mimidae) - wiki

Mockingbird (Family: Mimidae) - wiki; DISPLAY FULL IMAGE.
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Mockingbird (Family: Mimidae) - wiki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Northern Mockingbird. Location: Humber Bay Park, Toronto, Canada. Date: 2005. Source: User:Mdf

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, often loudly and in rapid succession. Mockingbirds also have a reputation of being fierce defenders of their nests. Both male and female mockingbirds will attack or feign diving attacks on both domestic and wild felines, canines, crows and other birds, as well as humans who venture too close to their nest. Other defensive tactics involve aggressive vocalizations and adults acting wounded on the ground as a lure to draw predators away from the nest site.

Most species are tropical, but the Northern Mockingbird breeds throughout the United States and Canada. There are about 17 species in three genera. These do not appear to form a monophyletic lineage: Mimus and Nesomimus are quite closely related; their closest living relatives appear to be some thrashers, such as the Sage Thrasher. Melanotis is more distinct; it seems to represent a very ancient basal lineage of Mimidae.(Hunt et al. 2001, Barber et al. 2004)

Species in taxonomic order

Genus Mimus - typical mockingbirds
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Tropical Mockingbird, Mimus gilvus, also known as "Nadian Mockenotis" to some Bangladeshis
Socorro Mockingbird, Mimus graysoni - formerly in Mimodes
Bahama Mockingbird, Mimus gundlachii
Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Mimus saturninus
Patagonian Mockingbird, Mimus patagonicus
Brown-backed Mockingbird, Mimus dorsalis
White-banded Mockingbird, Mimus triuris
Long-tailed Mockingbird, Mimus longicaudatus
Chilean Mockingbird, Mimus thenca
Large-billed Mockingbird or San Andr??s Mockingbird, Mimus magnirostris

Genus Nesomimus - Gal??pagos mockingbirds (4 species)
Gal??pagos Mockingbird, Nesomimus parvulus
Floreana Mockingbird, Nesomimus trifasciatus (extremely rare)
Espa??ola Mockingbird, Nesomimus macdonaldi
San Crist??bal Mockingbird, Nesomimus melanotis

Genus Melanotis - blue mockingbirds
Blue Mockingbird, Melanotis caerulescens
Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Melanotis hypoleucus
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.