Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens
Version: 1.0 — Published December 24, 2014
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Blue Mockingbird is widely distributed and is fairly common across its range. Nonetheless, some aspects of its natural history are very poorly known. There are no observations of courtship or breeding behavior. Details of nesting, including sex roles in nest construction, incubation, and nestling care also are lacking, as is information on the length of the incubation period, the time to fledge, or the number of clutches attempted each breeding season. There is almost no information on the diet. There is little or no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality and population density for Blue Mockingbird.