Mockingbird

Mississippi State Bird

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Northern mockingbird

Northern mockingbird; photo by Henry T. McLin on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Bird of Mississippi

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.  All State Birds

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Images

Northern mockingbird; photo by Dawn Ellner on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Northern mockingbird

Northern mockingbird photo © Bob Miller / Southwest Birders (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Northern mockingbird

Videos

Northern Mockingbird Sings