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Muscicapoid
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American Robin, well-known thrush.
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990
Diversity
[[List of thrushes|121 genera, 658 species[1]]]

Muscicapoids are a subfamily of oscine passerines containing the thrushes, Old World flycatchers, oxpeckers, starlings and mimids.

Etymology

Muscicapoidea is derived from the genus Muscicapa. From Latin, musca fly < Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias fly; capere to catch;[2] -oidea is derived from New Latin, -oideus, meaning resembling.[3]

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References

  1. ^ John H. Boyd III (December 14, 2011). "MUSCICAPOIDEA II: Cinclidae, Turdidae, and Muscicapidae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 28-02-2020.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Jobling, J. (2015). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.), eds. "Muscicapa". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 6-8-16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ -oidea. (2016, April 25). Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 16:40, June 8, 2016 from https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=-oidea&oldid=38096538.
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