Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca


The Chilean Mockingbird is a large, brown mockingbird endemic to Chile.  The species shows dark streaking on buffy flanks, a long dark tail with white edges and corners, and also shows an obvious white supercilium.  In Chile, this mockingbird is very common in the central valley and lowlands from Region X north to Region III, and is often found perched on fences, utility poles, or running on the ground.  The loud, jumbled song usually lacks mimicry with the musical phrases repeated two or three times each.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Chilean Mockingbird (Mimus thenca), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: