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Northern Mockingbird Confused by his own Reflection

Birds Gone Wild – Northern Mockingbird

Birds exhibit an amazing array of interesting behaviors.  Here is one of our favorites from Maslowski Productions.

Northern Mockingbird reflects on his life

This Northern Mockingbird is confused. He sees his reflection in the rear-view mirror and believes he is seeing another mockingbird moving into his territory.

Normally mockingbirds use their songs to help settle boundary disputes, but the guy in the mirror refuses to recognize the time-honored tradition.





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Sam Crowe

Sam is the founder of He has been birding for over 30 years and has a world list of over 2000 species. He has served as treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society, Sanctuary Chair of Dallas Audubon, Editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" web site and as a contributing editor for Birding Business magazine. Many of his photographs and videos can be found on the site.

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