Mimus polyglottos | northern mockingbird

Introduced

The northern mockingbird was first introduced to Hawaiʻi in 1928 by the Hui Manu society to help control insect pests and because of their pleasant song. At about 10 inches, they are fairly large song bird with a long tail. With a gray-brown body with paler chest and belly, they have distinct white wing patches and white outer tail feathers. These birds are typically found in dryer regions of Hawai’i Island often where there is lots of kiawe.