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Mimidae

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Mimids

 
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Mimidae
Bonaparte, 1853
Genera
Cinclocerthia
Dumetella
Allenia
Margarops
Melanoptila
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.

It was a member of this family, the Galapagos Mockingbird, which inspired Darwin's work on his theory of evolution.

Species list

  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    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, Allenia fusca
    Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Margarops fuscatus

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