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Mimids
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Mimidae
Genera
Cinclocerthia
Dumetella
Margarops
Melanotis
Mimodes
Mimus
Nesomimus
Oreoscoptes
Ramphocinclus
Toxostoma

The Mimids are a New World family of passerine birds that includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers[?], and the New World catbirds[?]. As their name (Latin for "mimic") suggests, these birds are notable for their vocalization, especially their remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other sounds heard outdoors.

The species tend towards dull grays and browns in their appearance.

There are at least 34 species in 10 genera.

Species list:

  • Black Catbird, Melanoptila glabrirostris

  • Bahama Mockingbird, Mimus gundlachii
  • Northern Mockingbird[?], Mimus polyglottos
  • Tropical Mockingbird, Mimus gilvus
  • Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Mimus saturninus
  • Patagonian Mockingbird, Mimus patagonicus
  • Brown-backed Mockingbird, Mimus dorsalis
  • White-banded Mockingbird, Mimus triurus
  • Long-tailed Mockingbird, Mimus longicaudatus
  • Chilean Mockingbird, Mimus thenca

  • Galapagos Mockingbird, Nesomimus parvulus
  • Charles Mockingbird, Nesomimus trifasciatus
  • Hood Mockingbird, Nesomimus macdonaldi
  • San Cristobal Mockingbird, Nesomimus melanotis

  • Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus

  • Socorro Mockingbird, Mimodes graysoni

  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
  • Long-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma longirostre
  • Cozumel Thrasher, Toxostoma guttatum
  • Gray Thrasher, Toxostoma cinereum
  • Bendire's Thrasher, Toxostoma bendirei
  • Ocellated Thrasher, Toxostoma ocellatum
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre
  • California Thrasher, Toxostoma redivivum
  • Crissal Thrasher, Toxostoma crissale
  • Le Conte's Thrasher, Toxostoma lecontei
  • Vizcaino Thrasher, Toxostoma arenicola

  • White-breasted Thrasher, Ramphocinclus brachyurus

  • Blue Mockingbird, Melanotis caerulescens
  • Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Melanotis hypoleucus

  • Gray Trembler, Cinclocerthia gutturalis
  • Brown Trembler, Cinclocerthia ruficauda

  • Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Margarops fuscus
  • Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Margarops fuscatus
 



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