Tropical Mockingbird in Lake Worth, FL

Tropical MockingbirdMarch 15:  Today I visited Lake Worth Beach Park on Rte. A1A in Lake Worth, FL to see if I could find the Tropical Mockingbird that has been reported to be resident there. It turned out to be quite conspicuous, perching openly in the small trees at the south end of the parking lot. This species is an uncommon visitor to the U.S. being normally resident from southern Mexico, the Yucatan, and through Central America into northern Brazil. The species is very similar to Northern Mockingbird, but lacks the white patches in the wings and has a longer tail that shows significantly less white. These two species have been considered by some to be conspecific.

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