On 28 May Justin Miller found an ABA Code-4 Bahama Mockingbird (Mimus gundlachii) in Boca Raton, Florida, at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center where it was frequenting mangrove trees near the Intracoastal Waterway.
This species is larger and more secretive than its congener, Northern Mockingbird, and it is reported to have a similar repetitive song, but it supposedly does not mimic other bird species. Although many reports of Bahama Mockingbird in the past have been sent to the Florida Bird Records Committee, as of 2008 only about 8 records had been accepted (ABA Checklist, Seventh Edition, Pranty et al.). Although this is a range-restricted species, it is said to be expanding its range in the Bahamas. Bahama Mockingbird has been documented to hybridize with Northern Mockingbird (AB 46:414; NAB 60:368, 469).