Order: Passeriformes | Family: Mimidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Olmos, Lambayeque
Sub. M. l. albogriseus 
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Piura
Sub. M. l albogriseus 
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Lima, Peru
Sub. M. l. longicaudatus 
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Lima, Peru
Sub. M. l. longicaudatus 

Identification & Behavior: ~29.5 cm (11.6 in).  The Long-tailed Mockingbird has a patterned head and body in shades of gray and brown, and a long gray tail with white tips. It is relatively confident and rather vocal. It cocks the tail when on the ground. Juveniles are a dull version of the adults with pale underparts with spots that are lost after the first molt.

Status: The Long-tailed Mockingbird in the only mockingbird in its relatively restricted range. It is common in open and relatively dry habitats and also inhabits cities and parks. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish:  Calandria de Cola Larga.
Tambien: Zoña, Chisco o Chauco.

Sub-species: Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) Tschudi, 1844.
M. l. longicaudatus: W Peru, La Libertad to Ica.
M. l. albogriseus: Arid sw Ecuador and extreme n Peru to Lambayeque.
M. l. maranonicus: N Peru, upper Marañón Valley.

Meaning of Name:  Mimus: L. mimus= mimica, imitar. longicauda: Longi=long, cauda=tail.

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Distribution Map
long-tailed mockingbird - Mimus longicaudatusVoice


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