Northern Mockingbird

gray mockingbird perched on twig
Northern Mockingbird. ©Tim Hauf,

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore: Fruit, insects

Average lifespan: 8 years

Average size: Length: 8–10 in.; Wingspan: 12–14 in.

Average weight: 1.6–2 oz.

Did You Know?
Northern mockingbirds can imitate the songs of multiple bird species, including the Carolina wren, the wood thrush, and the northern cardinal. They have even been known to imitate the sounds of inanimate objects, like car alarms!

Last updated: November 9, 2018