French: Moqueur des Bahamas German: Gundlachspottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte de las Bahamas
Interbreeding with M. polyglottos reported, but probably rare. Two subspecies recognized.
28 cm; 57–85 g, average 66·8 g. Large brownish mockingbird with long tail. Has dark lores, mottled face, pale supercilium; brownish-grey above, dark streaks from... read more
Loud series of abrupt, varied notes and phrases, with repetition; reportedly less varied and more... read more
Coastal strand, semi-arid scrub, open woodland, grassy areas with scattered trees, palmettos,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Diet varied, from various terrestrial invertebrates to caterpillars, Agave nectar, and many small fruits such as figs... read more
Season Feb–Jul, from Apr in Cuba. Monogamous. Aggressively territorial, defends territory by vigorous song; territories overlap with... read more
Resident; occasional wandering, and vagrants recorded in SE USA (S Florida).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA, Bahamas EBA and Jamaica EBA. Widespread and common in Bahamas, but absent from some NW islands; common... read more
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