Saturday, July 18, 2009

Texas State Bird

In 1927, the “Mocker” was adopted as the Texas state bird. This was due to the fact that the Mocking bird has the prettiest song in the entire North America. The Taxes state bird is also known for its highly protective nature of its nest and family.

Scientifically known as mimus polyglottos, the mocking bird is 10 inches in length. The bird is known for its melodious tunes and songs. Bringing all natures’ beauty in the songs it sings, the Taxes state bird is indeed a joy to ears. Common notion is that there are two species of the mocking bird in the United States. They are seen in abundance near the sea and make the shore an even more beautiful sight for the tourists.

The Taxes state birds live in a close knit community and are protective about not only their own family but about the entire community. If the nest of a fellow bird is being attacked by a snake or any other predator in the absence of that bird, then the entire community strives to protect it. The mocking bird is a fierce predator and can make it difficult for its attackers or other animals passing through its environment.

In winters it moves more towards plantations and farmhouses and can be seen in roof tops. It travels mostly during the day. The male bird is larger than the female and hence easily distinguished. Texas State Birds generally build their nests in shrubs and trees and they often make use of bits of wool and string for building purposes. Mockingbirds raise two or three broods each year, often so near houses that they can be watched from a window or porch as they feed and care for their young ones. Mockingbirds are very much concerned about their nests and act as a fierce protector of their young ones. Texas State Birds are sometimes seen swooping down on a dog, cat or predator that comes close to their nest. In the North, their natural diet is primarily insects during the breeding season while in the south, all the year round they survive on seeds, fruits and berries.