Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

Photos by Peter LaTourrette.  North American Birds Photo Gallery
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Field Marks
  • Slender bill
  • Gray head and upper parts
  • Yellow eye
  • White underparts
  • Long black tail with white outer tail feathers
  • White wing bars
  • White patch in wing, especially visible in flight
  • Sexes similar
  • Juvenile has spotted breast


Most often found in scrubby habitats and in urban areas.


The Northern Mockingbird is one of the most common birds in the Atlanta area and can be seen almost anywhere.  Pay close attention to hedgerows and fence lines.