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see mimic thrushmimic thrush,
common name for members of the Mimidae, a family of exclusively American birds, allied to the wrens and thrushes, that includes the mockingbird, the catbird, and the thrashers. Mimic thrushes are most numerous in Mexico.
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mockingbird

noted for mimicking songs of other birds; one of the world’s most noted singers. [Ornithology: Sparks, 116]
See: Mimicry
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mockingbird

1. any American songbird of the family Mimidae, having a long tail and grey plumage: noted for their ability to mimic the song of other birds Austral
2. a small scrb bird, Atrichornis rufescens, noted for its mimicry
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mockingbird

Software that intercepts communications (especially login transactions) between users and hosts and provides system-like responses to the users while saving their responses (especially account IDs and passwords). A special case of Trojan Horse.
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Of the 69 nests sampled, 46 (67%) contained arthropods, 7 (10%) of which were nests of northern mockingbirds used by lark sparrows.
Species visually identified were Bell's vireo, brown thrasher, field sparrow, northern mockingbird and painted bunting.
Hedge rows, shrubs and trees were common nesting sites of northern mockingbirds on campus.
In conclusion, male northern mockingbirds exhibited behaviors consistent with paternity assurance strategies.
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The northern mockingbird is found only in North America.
Only one short-distance migrant we captured, the northern mockingbird, breeds in this area and within both types of vegetation (Kozma and Matthews, 1997).

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