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Mississippi State Bird:

Northern Mockingbird - click to see all state birds
Northern mockingbird © Bob Miller: Southwest Birders (used by permission)
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Mockingbird

See mockingbird video below

The Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) was designated the official state bird of Mississippi in 1944. Northern Mockingbirds have extraordinary vocal abilities - they can sing up to 200 songs, including the songs of other birds, insect and amphibian sounds, even an occasional mechanical noise. The northern mockingbird is also the state bird symbol of Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Northern Mockingbird singing - click to see all state birds
Northern mockingbird singing on mesquite branch
© Henry Detwiler: Southwest Birders (used by permission)
Source:
State of Mississippi Symbols: MIssissippi.gov
All About Birds: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Links:
Sound: A Brief Guide to Common Birds
All state birds - National Bird


    

 

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