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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 91
Our Texas Mocking Bird and Nest
Of all the myriads of Texas
warillers none is as widespread
and as popular as our "mocking
bird." None c('an imitate the voice
of other birds and of animals better
than our Texas warbler; none
of them have been popularized
oftener by bards and musical
composers; none oftener caged and
raised to delight the human heart
with their inimitable song, and
none, perhaps, have been more
him the "Texas Nightingale" or
the "Queen of all Songsters" there
being but one more singer-the
German Nightingale - that can
break a lance w ith our Texas
Not only on the open prairie
plains, but nearly equally as often
our songster is encountered in
the heart of towns and cities, in
parks, gardens, fields, meadows
and even before our own doors and
i)EEN uF TEXA S S NS [EaFS AND OTHERS - TYPICAL. PRAIkIE IIRD
SCENE NEAR SAN ANTONIO
[From Nature, B} the W\riter)
neg,.lected a 11 t Ii r s in general
than our niockit bird. eI,t's
give our '"(Queen of lTexas Songtsters
therefore a little sl:'ei ald consid-
Scienltificallv thl(e nloc(kiilg bird
is called "''itlus lplyulo(ttis"-
the "' lti-tongued songst er" -and(
ornitho log ists appop'iately call
winllows, everywhere the mocking
1bird makes itself '"at home" during
suiinmmer a. well as wiilter,. and
evervwher( tlhev delight the human
soul with their delightful song.
A\t the advaInce of the cold
winter mo ,nt hs the majority of
mlocking birds migrate to more trop-
ical zones: many, however, also
"I'u se m\I xim.1r, ; fn<o)
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/95/?q=menger: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.