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Only distantly related to our Northern Mockingbird, this slaty-blue Mexican specialty is an elusive skulker of dense thickets. It has strayed north very rarely into southern Arizona, where some individuals have been known to linger for several months.
Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds
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Songs and CallsComplex song of varied notes, many melodic, but occasional harsh notes. Wide variety of calls. Does not mimic other birds’ songs.
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