National Geographic : 1936 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (~) National Geographic Society A VERSATILE MIMIC IS THE MOCKINGBIRD The wheelbarrow's squeak, the rooster's crow, the postman's whistle-all are within the vocal range of the mocker (upper right and flying). No less brave than talented, it attacks other birds, cats, dogs, and even men who molest its nest. The sage thrasher (upper left), songster of western mesas and plains, also is gifted in song but is heard less often than its mimicking cousin. In the Southwest lives the curve-billed thrasher (lower left). Often incorrectly called a thrush is the brown thrasher (lower right), an accomplished singer.