Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos polyglottos) The Northern Mockingbird is Texass state bird along with Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is the third most popular state bird behind the Northern Cardinal which is the state bird of seven (7) states and the Western Meadowlark which is the state bird of six (6) states. Three (3) bird species represents 34% (17) of our 50 states as state birds. Sexes similar. Twelve subspecies have been described but only three are recognized. The nominate is the only subspecies mapped for Texas. This unfortunate youngster crapped out in genetics version of a crapshoot. Photographed in the Hugh Ramsey Nature Park in Harlingen, Cameron County, TX, USA. Tamaulipan scrub with a riparian corridor along Arroyo Colorado dominated by Giant Cane at ca. 12 m (39 ft) elevation.