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We have noticed that the mockingbird that was waking us up at four in the morning seems to have left the area. Where has he gone? What is the lifespan of mockingbirds? How old do most of the common birds that we see around our neighborhood live to be? We don't ever find any dead ones. Thanks for any info you can provide.

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

Your mockingbird may have completed its breeding cycle and has no further need to sing, court a mate and defend the territory around your yard. Mockingbirds, and other songbirds live an average of about six years, if they make it through their first year, which takes a toll of about 80 percent. The oldest mockingbird on record lived in captivity for 15 years, 4 months.

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