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Mimus
Chilean Mockingbird
Chilean Mockingbird (M. thenca)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Clade: Starling clade
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Mimus
Rafinesque, 1815
Species

14 recognized species, see article.

Synonyms

Nesomimus Ridgway, 1890
Orpheus Swainson, 1827

Mimus is a bird genus in the family Mimidae. It contains the typical mockingbirds. In 2007, the genus Nesomimus was merged into Mimus by the American Ornithologists' Union.[1]

The following species are placed here:

The Nesomimus group includes the following species:

The Nesomimus group is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. These mockingbirds were important in Charles Darwin's development of the theory of evolution by natural selection.

References

External links

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Typical mockingbird at Wikimedia Commons Commons-logo.svg Media related to Nesomimus at Wikimedia Commons

Sterna diversity This article is part of Project Bird Families, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each bird family, including made-up families.
Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Bird Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every order, family and other taxonomic rank related to birds.
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