Utah Bird Profile
 Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

Name Roots: (L. mimus, "a mimic" - Gr. poly, "many"; glotta, "tongue")

In Utah:

Article by Cheryl Peterson

by Margaret T. Sanchez

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a tree at a height of 3-10 (0.5-20) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a frugivore: lower-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in high desert scrub and low desert scrub habitats.
How to find:  

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