Monday, May 28, 2012

Tropical Mockingbird Habits in Mexico



This is the Mexican companion to my Northern Mockingbird Habits post from 2008. We had a lot of fun watching the Tropical Mockingbirds at our resort in Cancun, Mexico. They were very noisy, and actually had a very similar repertoire of songs to our Northern Mockingbird. I was able to pick them out by their sound first before I spotted them. This one was flying all around the back edge of our all-inclusive resort, and enjoyed landing on the fancy stonework of the Excellence Club room balconies. Note the long tail feathers and prominent  eyebrow markings. Mockingbirds are one of my favorite species and these ones in Mexico did not disappoint!

4 comments:

dAwN said...

Cool...Have never seen one.

David Riewe said...

Looks similar to our Mockingbirds in Texas

Birding Girl said...

@Dawn- thanks for stopping by. Btw- I'm going to be in Montana this July and I see you've spend time in Livingston. I'd love some birdie tips if you have any :)

@David- cool, I'll have to check out some pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Chris Rich said...

Mockingbirds are like American Nightingales. There are some outstanding nightingale clips on you tube.