Skip to content

mockingbird

mockingbird

Some birds eat pest insects, and some eat crops, and some might eat both. Here, a juvenile Northern Mockingbird shows a thickened layer of strawberry fruit coating its bill, revealing at least one of its preferences. DNA analysis of the bird’s feces, however, can indicate if it also feeds on pest insects. (Photo by David Gonthier, Ph.D.)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to Entomology Today via Email

Enter your email address to receive an alert whenever a new post is published here at Entomology Today.