Bird Sounds: Northern Mockingbird

Listen to the bird sounds of the Northern Mockingbird.

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Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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We have a Northern

We have a Northern Mockingbird in our yard in Bryant, AL. I have over 11 minutes of audio taken with my cell phone, so not extremely clean, but this particular bird likes to keep me up at night and has a repertoire of atleast 15-20 different alternating sounds.

Glendale,az I think this bird

Glendale,az I think this bird is very beautiful to listen to calming after a long day

Memphis, TN. We have

Memphis, TN. We have Mockingbirds. They swoop down close to me while working in the garden. They interact with our cats, Spike and Max, sometimes, somewhat aggressively. They make a lot of noise when they want to. Pretty to look at, graceful flyers, and territorial...

I have an abundance of

I have an abundance of mockingbirds at my home on the NC coast. They appear to be a little cranky, but I enjoy listening to them!

The most abundant bird in NC,

The most abundant bird in NC, seems like. They will not sing during Dog Days in late summer.