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Books about Mockingbirds

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Mockingbirds. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.


Family: Mimidae

Genus: Mimus and Melanotis

There are now thought to be 16 species, all of which are found only in the Americas.

Brown-backed Mockingbird
Mimus dorsalis

Bahama Mockingbird
Mimus gundlachii

Long-tailed Mockingbird
Mimus longicaudatus

Patagonian Mockingbird
Mimus patagonicus

Chilean Mockingbird
Mimus thenca

White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus

Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

Socorro Mockingbird
Mimus graysoni

Tropical Mockingbird
Mimus gilvus

Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus

Hood Mockingbird
Mimus macdonaldi

Galápagos Mockingbird
Mimus parvulus

Floreana Mockingbird
Mimus trifasciatus

San Cristóbal Mockingbird
Mimus melanotis

Blue Mockingbird
Melanotis caerulescens

Blue-and-white Mockingbird
Melanotis hypoleucus


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


895 pages, 80 colour plates, 400 colour photos, 737 distribution maps.

This volume covers cuckoo-shrikes, bulbuls, leafbirds, fairy-bluebirds, ioras, silky-flycatchers, waxwings, hypocolius, palmchat, dippers, wrens, mockingbirds and thrashers, accentors and thrushes.

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Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers

David Brewer

Illustrations: Barry Kent MacKay

Yale University Press


"This is the first comprehensive guide to the closely related families of wrens, dippers, and thrashers. The book covers 75 wrens, 34 thrashers, and 5 dippers, almost all of which are New World species. The wrens (Troglodytidae) display great diversity, occupying almost every kind of habitat in the Americas. The family probably originates in Central America where the greatest number of species is to be found. The thrashers (Mimidae) include the mockingbirds, catbirds, and tremblers. The dippers (Cinclidae) are river specialists, although they usually exhibit no obvious features for an aquatic existence. The book describes the various forms within each group, their distribution and breeding biology, as well as their flight, moult, behavior, and ecology. The text is accompanied by maps, diagrams, and color illustrations."

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The Mockingbird

Robin W.Doughty

Corrie Herring Hooks Series

University of Texas Press



  • Introduction
  • The Mockingbirds
  • Distribution
  • Range Extension
  • Introductions and Arrivals
  • Island Colonization
  • Life History: Food
  • Territory
  • Nests, Eggs, and Young
  • Song
  • Cage Birds and Conservationists
  • The Mockingbird in American Culture
  • State Birds
  • Folklore
  • Further Reading
  • Other Sources
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Last updated December 2013