Order Passeriformes

Family Mimidae

Mockingbirds and Thrashers
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  • Medium-sized thrush-like birds, with short wings, long legs and long tail; generally dull-plumaged, mostly grey or brown, some with white or rufous.
  • New World.
  • Second growth, open woodland, scrub and desert habitats.
  • 19-32 cm.
  • 10 genera, 34 species, 85 taxa.
  • 7 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Cody, M. (2019). Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52316 on 10 December 2019).