Mockingbird

No. 150329

by Safari Ltd
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Consisting of about fifteen different species, the mockingbird is a type of passerine bird best known for their ability to mimic sounds and other animals. Mockingbird most commonly imitate other birds, but have been known to mimic insects, amphibians, and even humans.

  • Scientific Name: Family Mimidae
  • Characteristics: Individually hand painted and crafted by specialists, all Safari figurines capture the true-to-life details unique to each animal. With a penchant for perfectly imitating different sounds, there’s nowhere you can display this mockingbird where it won’t steal the spotlight!
  • Size and Color: Depending on the type of species, mockingbirds can be many different colors, although they are primarily gray or brown with patches of black and white. Standing 1.5 inches tall, and 2.75 inches long, this model is about the size of a credit card stood on its side.
  • The Mockingbird is part of the Wings of the World Birds collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Mockingbirds were a very important component of Charles Darwin’s research when he solidified his theory of the transmutation of species. Darwin noticed that the mockingbird species Mimus thenca (the Chilean mockingbird) was different on each Galapagos island. In fact, it was ultimately the mockingbird that convinced Darwin he was correct about his theory of evolution.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 7 L x 3.75 H
    • Size in inches: 2.76 L x 1.48 H
    • UPC: 095866000455
    Present Status Mockingbirds are protected in North America by the Migratory Bird Act but they are not considered threatened. While mainland birds are generally considered safe, the mockingbirds of the Galapagos Islands are not. The Floreana mockingbird is considered critically endangered and the San Cristóbal mockingbird is considered endangered. Both species, as well as all native species on the islands, are being pressured by loss of habitat and introduced species.