LC
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass 48 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 19,200,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 10,300,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -

Trend justification: This species has had stable population trends over the last 40 years in North America (data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher and Niven 2007).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) V Extant Yes
Bahamas N Extant Yes
Bermuda (to UK) I Extant Yes
Canada N Extant Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
Cuba N Extant Yes
Dominican Republic N Extant Yes
Haiti N Extant Yes
Jamaica N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Netherlands V Extant Yes
Puerto Rico (to USA) N Extant Yes
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) N Extant Yes Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
United Kingdom V Extant Yes
USA N Extant Yes
Virgin Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
Virgin Islands (to USA) N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Jamaica Blue Mountains
Bahamas Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park
Bahamas Grog Pond
Bahamas South Tarpum Bay
Bahamas Governor's Harbour
Canada Aylmer Wildlife Management Area
Canada Carden Plain
Bahamas Little Abaco
Bahamas San Andros Pond
Bahamas Owenstown
Bahamas Nine Tasks Blue Hole
Bahamas Salt Cay
Bahamas Driggs Hill to Mars Bay
Puerto Rico (to USA) El Yunque
Puerto Rico (to USA) Ceiba and Naguabo
Bahamas Mangrove Cay
Bahamas Cat Island Wetlands
Virgin Islands (to USA) Great Pond
Virgin Islands (to USA) Southgate and Green Cay
Virgin Islands (to USA) John Brewer's Bay
Bahamas South Beach Tidal Flats
Bahamas Allan's Cays
Bahamas Red Bays

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable breeding
Shrubland Temperate major resident
Altitude 0 - 3100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Mimus polyglottos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2020.