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northern mockingbird autumns shadowsby bob orsillo
- Artist Notes
- Northern Mockingbird among the Autumn leaves. Photography by Bob Orsillo The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Turdus polyglottos. The Northern Mockingbird breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and the Greater Antilles. It is replaced further south by its closest living relative, the Tropical Mockingbird. The Socorro Mockingbird, an endangered species, is also closely related, contrary to previous opinion. The bird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has occurred in Europe as an extreme rarity.
More about bob orsillo
- maine, united states
- Artist Biography
- Original fine art photography, paintings and illustrations by American Artist Bob Orsillo I sold my first painting in 1969, oil on canvas a surreal apocalyptic thing it was. Well that is not true is it, I traded the painting to musician who is now a household name for a 1959 Strat. Better t ...