Mimus Polyglottos. Immortalized in music and literature, the lilting song of the Mockingbird has long been one of the rare delights of nature. The charm and variety of his song is surpassed by few other birds. True to his name, he delights in mimicking other birds and has even been known to mimic musical instruments. The world is his, and he makes himself at home equally in the small backyard or the open meadowland. One lone Mockingbird can lift his voice in song in the soft summer moonlight, and him. The nest is small and loosely made of twigs, usually located in shrubs or low trees.