Thrashers and mockingbirds

(Mimidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri Family Mimidae

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Medium-sized songbirds, usually with long graduated tails and rounded wings, and long, often decurved bills; frequently with loud, varied, and sometimes imitative, songs

Size

Number of genera, species

10 genera; 35 species

Habitat

Forest edges, scrubland, suburban areas and abandoned farmland, desert scrub, and waterless desert

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 2 species; Near Threatened: 2 species

Distribution

North America from southern Canada south, through Central America and West Indies south to Patagonia; Galápagos Islands, Bermuda

Distribution

North America from southern Canada south, through Central America and West Indies south to Patagonia; Galápagos Islands, Bermuda

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