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Eastern Phoebe? (U.S - Central Ohio)

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Old Sunday 11th March 2007, 19:59   #1
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Eastern Phoebe? (U.S - Central Ohio)

Took the following pic on a morning hike in Central Ohio - is this an Eastern Phoebe? It also resembles a Mockingbird except for the head shape I think...

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It's resemblance to a Mockingbird isn't coincidental, I'd suggest.

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an Eastern Phoebe would be darker, i would think, and differently shaped. A Northern Mockingbird.
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Yes, your bird is a Northern Mockingbird - look out for a smaller bird with a smaller bill, notched tail that it dips up and down, no white wingbars or outer tail-feathers (as NoMo has), and as nctexasbirder says - darker.
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