Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos Order: Passeriformes Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Mimus polyglottos Order: Passeriformes Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)

Thomas Jefferson’s favorite bird—he had a mockingbird named Dick living with him in the White House, and waxed euphoric about it in his Notes on the State of Virginia—is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

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