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Quiet, please, it's almost time to grab a little lunch

A mockingbird searches for food on the shore of Lake Maggiore at Boyd Hill Nature Park in St. Petersburg on Thursday. The Florida state bird lives year-round in all areas of the United States, Cuba, Mexico, the Galapagos and the Bahamas. Its diet consists of beetles, ants, bees, wasps, grasshoppers, earthworms, small lizards and sometimes fruits. There are several species of mockingbirds, most of them tropical. Some species mimic the songs of other birds, hence the name mockingbird.

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