How can I tell the gender of a Norhern Mockingbird visiting my garden?
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They helped me determine the identity of a new bird that I first noticed in my garden on January fourth, 2015.
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* And I wrote a post about their help as well as the silence of my Northern mocking bird which can be found here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/pest-repeller/sounds-of-silence-northern-mockingbirds-in-the-winter-6750661
Now, my question is, does anyone know how I might determine the gender of this Northern mockingbird? I know they say the females and males have different singing habits but since this (November-February) is their time of silence (at least in the northeastern portion of the United States), it is hard for me to determine the gender!
The photo included with my question show "my" Northern mockingbird enjoying suet in my garden.
R.V.R. Farris on Jan 24, 2015Male and female mockingbirds look alike. However, the adult male can be slightly larger than the adult female. The male will attempt to develop his territory to attract the female.Helpful Reply
Michelle Eliker on Jan 24, 2015The males also sing more than the females. This is how they establish their territory. The males are also more aggressive towards intruders.Helpful Reply
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