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Blue Mockingbird
Melanotis caerulescens (Swainson, 1827)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Mimidae
Genus:
  Melanotis

Scientific:
  Melanotis caerulescens

Citation:
  (Swainson, 1827)

Reference:
  Philos.Mag.n.s. 1 p.369

Protonym:
  Orpheus caerulescens

Avibase ID:
  C4D4159284F45A3E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561052

Geographic range:

  • Melanotis caerulescens caerulescens: Oak-pine zone of w Mexico (s Sonora to Isthmus of Tehuántepec)
  • Melanotis caerulescens longirostris: Tres Marías Islands (off w Mexico)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Blue Mockingbird
Czech:
  drozdec modrý
German:
  Blauspottdrossel
Danish:
  Blå Spottedrossel
Spanish:
  Mulato Azul
Finnish:
  sinimatkija
French:
  Moqueur bleu
Icelandic:
  Blue Mockingbird
Italian:
  Mimo azzurro
Japanese:
  aomaneshitsugumi
Japanese:
  アオマネシツグミ
Dutch:
  Blauwe Spotlijster
Norwegian:
  Blåspottefugl
Polish:
  przedrzezniacz blekitny
Portuguese:
  Blue Mockingbird
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Blue Mockingbird
Russian:
  Синий черноухий пересмешник
Slovak:
  drozdec modrý
Swedish:
  blå härmtrast
Chinese:
  蓝嘲鸫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Moqueur bleu ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Moqueur bleu ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Melanotis caerulescens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Melanotis caerulescens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Melanotis caerulescens [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Blue Mockingbird ( Melanotis caerulescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanotis caerulescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanotis caerulescens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: mim blau
Czech: Drozdec modrý
Danish: Blå Spottedrossel
German: Blauspottdrossel, Blau-Spottdrossel
English: Blue Mockingbird
Spanish: Mulato Azul, Mulato común, Sinsonte Azul
Spanish (Spain): Mulato Azul
Spanish (Mexico): Mulato Azul, Mulato Común
Finnish: Sinimatkija
French: Moqueur bleu
Hungarian: kék gezerigó
Italian: Mimo azzurro
Japanese: aomaneshitsugumi
Japanese: アオマネシツグミ
Latin: Melanotis caerulescens
Lithuanian: Paprastasis mėgdžiotojas
Dutch: Blauwe Spotlijster
Norwegian: Blåspottefugl
Polish: przedrzezniacz blekitny, przedrzeźniacz błękitny
Russian: Синий черноухий пересмешник
Slovak: drozdec modrý
Serbian: Plava rugalica
Swedish: Blå härmtrast
Chinese: 蓝嘲鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 藍嘲鶇

 

         

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