Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos

ML271967031



eBird Checklist S74992825
Guanaja--Camino a North-East Bight
Islas de la Bahía, Honduras
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Latitude and Longitude 16.5025, -85.855 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

First seen flying away. Knowing the birds of the island I immediately knew that this wasn’t a usual sighting. The only thing that stood out at first glimpse were the two outer white tail feathers in flight. Unlike any other species on the island. We followed the bird and confirmed it to be a Mockingbird. At this point I hadn’t managed to see the wings in flight at all. Having found a hybrid Tropical/Northern in Choluteca before fortunately I knew what to look for. The white check mark was present, but we needed the wings in flight. The bird disappeared on us twice behind vegetation, but we finally managed to get him in the scope with a phone attached. In order not to miss the wings, we set the phone on slow motion and recorded until he flew off. That gave us a brief glimpse at the confirming white wing patches.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 7
Lens model
iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
f-stop
f/1.8
Focal length
4 mm
Shutter speed
1/346 sec
ISO
20
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
153KB
Dimensions
1032 x 1376

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