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Thrush-like Schiffornis in Honduras
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Schiffornis
Bonaparte, 1854

Schiffornis is a genus of bird in the Tityridae family. It has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae[1], where now placed by SACC. Instead of Schiffornis', they are sometimes referred to as mourners; a name they share with members of the genera Laniocera, Laniisoma and Rhytipterna.



  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)
  2. ^ Nyári, Á. S. 2007. Phylogeographic patterns, molecular and vocal differentiation, and species limits in Schiffornis turdina (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 154–164


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