All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

I photographed this <strong>Mockingbird</strong> (<em>  Mimus polyglottos)</em> sitting on a sculpture in the Univerisity of Tennessee Trial Gardens. I guess it was appropriate to see it, this is the State Bird of Tennessee. Mockingbirds will mimic oth...
I photographed this Mockingbird ( Mimus polyglottos) sitting on a sculpture in the Univerisity of Tennessee Trial Gardens. I guess it was appropriate to see it, this is the State Bird of Tennessee. Mockingbirds will mimic other birds and other sounds, including ringing telephones! They repeat each call three or more times. It is not unusual to hear them singing in the middle of the night.

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