Photography of Birds – Set # 239

Set # 239

Northern Mockingbird

In the 19th century, the range of the Northern Mockingbird expanded northward towards provinces such as Nova Scotia and Ontario and states such as Massachusetts, although the sightings were sporadic. Within the first five decades of the 20th century, regions that received an influx of mockingbirds were Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Iowa, and New York.  In western states such as California, the population was restricted to the Lower Sonoran regions but by the 1970s the mockingbird was residential in most counties.  Islands that saw introductions of the mockingbird include Bermuda (in which it failed), Barbados, St. Helena, Socorro Island, the Cayman Islands and Tahiti.

Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

6 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 239

    • The mockingbirds are extending their territories constantly. I got mockingbirds nesting in my backyard for almost 15 years. πŸ™‚

    • These birds are very territorial and will defend their territory fiercely. Even against humans if they get close to the nest. However, they like to be in urban areas. I can just imagine that certain places have many local competitors or predators. Thanks , D. πŸ™‚

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