The Cuban mocking-bird is a wonderful songster.
As a songster it is indeed surpassed by many other species, but its docility and ready attachment to its master or mistress make up for any defect in its vocal powers.
Although so-called singing birds exist in tolerable numbers, those worthy of the name of songster are few.
Its ready adaptation to confine ment has made it a popular cage-bird on both sides of the Atlantic. The hen is not so good a songster as the cock bird.