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
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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.