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Brown-backed Mockingbird (Mimus dorsalis)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Argentina

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

brown-backed_mockingbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Argentina

brown-backed_mockingbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Argentina


Identification & Behavior: ~25 cm (9.8 in).  The Brown-backed Mockingbird has gray underparts. The upperparts are brown with a rusty rump. It has white wing patch at the base of the primary flight feathers. The tail gray with the outer tail feathers white.

Status: The Brown-backed Mockingbird is known in Peru from a sight record and photograph at Lake Huacarpay area in Cusco. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Calandria de Dorso Pardo.

Sub-species: Brown-backed Mockingbird (Mimus dorsalis) (Lafresnaye & Orbigny, 1837).

Meaning of Name:  Mimus: L. mimus= to mimic or imitate. dorsalis: L. backed, of the back. Refers to the back as the distinctive characteristic of this species of Mimus.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.