Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Norther Mockingbird has whitish underparts and long tail. In flight, it becomes much flashier with large white patches on the black wings and tail. Pale eye.
Northern mockingbirds are perhaps best known for their remarkable singing abilities. This species can perform at least 39 songs as well as 50 call notes. Northern mockingbirds also have the ability to mimic sounds such as dogs barking or the songs of other birds.
Northern mockingbirds are solitary and territorial. During the nesting season, they are often very aggressive; they often attack other animals in defense of their territory, including animals as large as cats, dogs and humans