My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Mockingbirds and Thrashers


Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Mimidae
The Mimids are a family of passerine birds that includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers, and the New World catbirds. These birds are notable for their vocalization, especially their remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other sounds heard outdoors. The species tend towards dull grays and browns in their appearance. There are 4 Michigan species.

Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum

Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis

Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus

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