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Bahama mockingbird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Mimus
Species: M. gundlachii
The Bahama mockingbird (mimus gundlachii) is a bird in the mimidae family.

DescriptionEdit

It is 11 inches long with a 16 to 19 inch wingspan. Nearly identical to the Northern mockingbird. It is generally more robust than the Northern mockingbird. It has lacks the wing spots present on its northern cousin. It has narrow wingbars, brown back with streaked flanks, a dark malar stripe, and a long tail. Lores are dark and face is mottled and has a white supercilium. The bird has light gray undeparts and an outer tail tipped with white. [1]

Distribution and HabitatEdit

It breeds throughout the Bahama Islands south to the Turks Bank north of Hispaniola, on cays along the northern coast of Cuba, and in an isolated region of dry limestone forests along the southern Jamaican coast. In Florida, the Bahama Mockingbird is rare but regular along the southeast coast. Preferred habitats include dry scrub. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Information from [1]
  2. Information from [2]

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