Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

Size: 10"

Male: Silvery gray head and back with light gray chest and belly. White wing patches, seen in flight or during display. Tail is mostly black with white outer tail feathers. Black bill.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Dull gray with a heavily streaked chest and a gray bill.

Nest: Female and male build cup nest. Two broods per year, sometimes more.

Eggs: 3-5; blue green with brown markings

Incubation: 12-13 days; female incubates

Fledging: 11-13 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Northern Mockingbird can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Insects and fruit.

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