Category Archives: Mockingbirds

Don’t Mock the Mockingbird

With a classic lullaby, a best selling book, a chart topping pop song and a university run student publication, the northern mockingbird has sold its name to every corner of the industry. Yet, even with its ubiquity and name recognition, … Continue reading

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Trilling 22 Birds with One Tone: The Northern Mockingbird

It was 10 in the morning and I was walking down Westheimer as the hustle and bustle of the city began to bloom. Noted journalist John Nova Lomax once referenced Houston’s infamous Westheimer road saying, “more than any other thoroughfare, … Continue reading

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Northern Mockingbird territories: the importance of hedges

This means that of all the babies they rear, and these can have two or three broods of three or four babies a year for six or more years, only two will ultimately survive. … Louis, and know I would struggle to live somewhere lacking mockingbirds. Northern_Mockingbird3.jpg Wikimedia photo taken by Calibas in Lodi, California, GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 IMG_1525 A page from Debbie’s dissertation showing how she measured mockingbird territories. IMG_1527 Males that succeed in getting a mate have more hedge volume than those that don’t.

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