The only mockingbird found in North America is the Northern Mockingbird, a robin-sized bird known for mimicking the songs of other birds. It is gray on top with a white chest and a long tail. Its wings are black and gray... More »

The novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" deals with serious issues, such as rape and racial inequality, as told from the viewpoint of a 10-year-old girl. It was written by Harper Lee and is loosely based on her observations of ... More »

Mockingbirds live in North America from Canada to Mexico, with concentrations in the southern parts of the United States, including Texas and Florida. Mockingbirds are proficient singers with 39 different songs and over ... More »

Ducks and some other birds stand on one leg, called unipedal resting, to help regulate and maintain body temperature. A bird on ice reduces the amount of unfeathered surface exposed to the elements by standing on one leg... More »

Predators of flamingos include other birds, such as vultures and storks, pythons, wild pigs and other mammals such as lions, jackals and cheetahs. The risk of predation to flamingos varies depending on their surrounding ... More »

Like other birds, baby puffins can correctly be referred to as chicks. However, those who would like to be more specific may use the term 'puffling' to refer to puffin hatchlings. More »

Mockingbirds get their name from their ability to mock or mimic the songs of other birds. The scientific name of the northern mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, means "many-tongued mimic." More »