5 Marvellous Facts about the Mighty Mockingbird

In the wild, the average lifespan of a mockingbird is around eight years, but in captivity or when kept as domestic pets they have been known to reach 20 years old!

During the 19th century, mockingbirds became popular pets, prized for their impressive musical repertoires.

The Floreana Mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus) is one of the world’s rarest species of bird. They are the only Mockingbird species that do not imitate other sounds.

Mockingbirds generally live in pairs and once they find a mate, they will remain monogamous for the rest of their lives.

Male and female mockingbirds have fairly equal gender roles when it comes to domestic issues. Both parents will help to feed their young together.

5 Marvellous Facts about the Mighty Mockingbird