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Mocking Bird

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 24 September 2015 in Animal & Insect.

Texas designated the mockingbird as official state bird in 1927. 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 of Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

The Texas legislature noted that the mockingbird; "... is found in all parts of the State, in winter and in summer, in the city and in the country, on the prairie and in the woods and hills ... is a singer of distinctive type, a fighter for the protection of his home, falling, if need be, in its defense, like any true Texan ..."

NIKON D5500 1/160 second F/14.0 ISO 800 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Thank you for making me discover this charming small bird whom I do not know

24 Sep 2015 7:11am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ohh !I did not know the singing qualities of this bird. This is extraordinary !!

24 Sep 2015 7:46am

jean pierre a from France

belle prise!! la lumière sur l'oiseau est superbe!! amitiés

24 Sep 2015 7:56am

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Fist time I have seen one of these. I did not even realise there was such a bird.

24 Sep 2015 8:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture !

24 Sep 2015 9:34am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle capture

24 Sep 2015 9:59am

michel creze from le havre, France

Good shot !

24 Sep 2015 12:46pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing info on the Mocking bird..Thank you...B..Looks beautiful...

24 Sep 2015 3:13pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
Lovely bird!

24 Sep 2015 4:53pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Good thing they have an unique sound as they are nothing special to look at! LOL

25 Sep 2015 3:41am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Mockingbirds are good-looking as well as noisy!

25 Sep 2015 10:44am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien perché

25 Sep 2015 2:16pm

Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This is one of the rare moments where I wish photos had a soundtrack added, your presentation of this delicate and elegant bird is so exciting :)

26 Sep 2015 7:24am

1/160 second
ISO 800
450 mm (35mm equiv.)