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Sonoran Desert Birds



Northern mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos)

 Northern mockingbird

 Northern mockingbird

Size: 10 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: town,washes
Diet: seeds, small arthropods, lizards, snakes, berries
Nest: cuplike
Field Identification: long tail, thin dark eye line, red eye
Season: year-round

Northern mockingbird
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae (mimids)
Genus: Mimus
species: polyglottos

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