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← Darwin's specimens go on display

bluebird's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by bluebird

"...listen to the mockingbird,
Still singing where the weeping willow wave."

Mimus polyglottus is one of my favorite birds. Their amazing repertoire, territory "jump" display, and affinity to perch atop an object all make for a charming avis.

Per this article--personal coincidence--Galapagos News recently discussed Florena M.B. I didn't know the Galapagos had mockingbirds, let alone they were considered more helpful to Darwin's studies than the famous finches!!

http://www.savegalapagos.org/oct08_3.html

Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:28:00 UTC | #267100