Mockingbird

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Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genera

Melanotis
Mimus
Nesomimus

Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine song-birds. They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of insect and amphibian sounds, and other bird songs,[1] often loudly and in rapid succession. There are about 17 species in three genera.[2][3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 10000birds.com
  2. Hunt, Jeffrey S.; Bermingham, Eldredge; & Ricklefs, Robert E.(2001): "Molecular systematics and biogeography of Antillean thrashers, tremblers, and mockingbirds (Aves: Mimidae)." The Auk 118 (1): 35–55. DOI:10.1642/0004-8038(2001)118[0035:MSABOA]2.0.CO;2
  3. Barber, Brian R.; Martínez-Gómez, Juan E. & Peterson, A. Townsend (2004) "Systematic position of the Socorro mockingbird Mimodes graysoni." Journal of Avian Biology 35: 195–198. doi:10.1111/j.0908-8857.2004.03233.x