Bahama Mockingbird
Mimus gundlachii

At a Glance

A localized resident of the Bahamas and a few other islands in the western Caribbean, this hefty mockingbird has strayed to southern Florida on a number of occasions since the early 1970s. One male returned for several springs to Key West, where it may have interbred with local Northern Mockingbirds.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Forests and Woodlands, Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets
Direct Flight, Rapid Wingbeats

Range & Identification


11" (28 cm). Bigger and dingier than Northern Mockingbird. Lacks white wing patch and white outer tail feathers (has small white tips on tail). Has heavy dark streaks along flanks (but note that juvenile Northern Mockingbird is also streaked below).
About the size of a Crow, About the size of a Robin
Wing Shape
Tail Shape
Long, Rounded, Wedge-shaped

Songs and Calls

Song of varied notes and phrases. Does not mimic other species.