Length: 9 - 11"
Habitat: Residential areas, farmland, roadsides, city parks, gardens, open grassy areas with thickets.
Requires a tree or other high perch from which to sing and defend its territory.
Diet: Spiders and insects; wild fruit and berries.
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(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
Northern Mockingbirds breed throughout New England, with the exception of northern Maine. They are found year-round in the rest of New England, tending to be more abundant in the southern part of the region.
Year-round Map from eBird
Year-round sightings of the Northern Mockingbird over last 10 years
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS