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From Missouri Conservationist: Nov 2003

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

image of mockingbirdA northern mockingbird perches on a sumac while guarding a fruit-laden holly tree.Mockingbirds are extremely territorial. During the spring and summer breeding season they defend courtship and nesting areas. In fall and winter they protect areas of abundant food. -- Jim Rathert

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Ara Clark
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler