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Black Catbird

Melanoptila glabrirostris Sclater, PL 1858

The black catbird is a songbird species in the monotypic genus Melanoptila, part of the family Mimidae. At 19–20.5 cm (7.5–8.1 in) in length and 31.6–42 g (1.11–1.48 oz) in mass, it is the smallest of the mimids. Sexes appear similar, with glossy black plumage, black legs and bill, and dark brownish eyes. The species is endemic to the Yucatán Peninsula, and is found as far south as Campeche, northern Guatemala and northern Belize. Although there are historical records from Honduras and the US state of Texas, the species is not now known to occur in either location. It is found at low elevations in semi-arid to humid habitats ranging from shrubland and abandoned farmland to woodland with thick understory, and is primarily sedentary. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Mimidae
Genus:
   Melanoptila
Scientific:
  Melanoptila glabrirostris


Original description

Citation:
  Sclater, PL 1858

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 25 (1857), no.344 p. 275

Protonym:
  M[elanoptila]. glabrirostris

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100996#page/287/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  240F04706451A0B6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-240F0470

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/240F0470


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561050


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Melanoptila glabrirostris: Coastal e Mexico (Yucatán Pen. and adj. islands) to n Honduras
English:
Black Catbird
Catalan:
mim violaci
Czech:
drozdec černý
Danish:
Sort Kattedrossel
German:
Glanzspottdrossel
Spanish:
Pájaro Gato Negro
Spanish (Spain):
Pájaro gato negro
Finnish:
silkkimatkija
French:
Moqueur noir
Croatian:
jukatanski raznopojac
Italian:
Uccello gatto nero
Japanese (romaji):
kuronekomanedori
Japanese:
クロネコマネドリ
Lithuanian:
Violetinis katstrazdis
Dutch:
Zwarte Katvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartspottefugl
Norwegian:
Svartspottefugl
Polish:
przedrzeźniacz czarny
Portuguese:
pássaro-gato-preto
Russian:
Чёрный пересмешник
Slovak:
drozdec čierny
Serbian:
Crna mačkulja
Swedish:
svart kattfågel
Ukrainian:
Пересмішник чорний
Chinese:
黑嘲鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
黑貓嘲鶇


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 63rd suppl.):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Moqueur noir ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Moqueur noir ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Melanoptila glabrirostris [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Melanoptila glabrirostris [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Melanoptila glabrirostris [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Black Catbird ( Melanoptila glabrirostris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melanoptila glabrirostris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melanoptila glabrirostris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: mim violaci
Czech: Drozdec cerný, drozdec černý
Danish: Sort Kattedrossel
German: Glantz-Katzenvogel, Glanzkatzendrossel, Glanzkatzenvogel, Glanzspottdrossel
English: Black Catbird
English, HBW: Black Catbird
English (IOC): Black Catbird
English (United States): Black Catbird
Spanish: Maullador Negro, Mimido Negro, Pájaro gato negro, Pájaro-gato Negro, Sinsonte Negro, Sinsontle negro
Spanish (Spain): Pájaro gato negro, Pájaro-gato Negro
Spanish (HBW): Black Catbird
Spanish (Honduras): Sinsontle negro
Spanish (Mexico): maullador negro, Pájaro-gato Negro
Finnish: Silkkimatkija
French: Moqueur noir
Croatian: jukatanski raznopojac
Italian: Uccello gatto nero
Japanese (romaji): kuronekomanedori
Japanese: クロネコマネドリ
Scientific: Dumetella glabrirostris cozumelana, M[elanoptila] glabrirostris, Melanoptila glabrirostris, Melanoptila glabrirostris glabrirostris
Lithuanian: Violetinis katstrazdis
Mayan languages: boxch`el
Dutch: Zwarte Katvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartspottefugl
Norwegian: Svartspottefugl
Polish: przedrzezniacz czarny, przedrzeźniacz czarny
Portuguese: pássaro-gato-preto
Portuguese (Portugal): miador-preto
Russian: Чёрный пересмешник
Slovak: drozdec čierny
Serbian: Crna mačkulja
Swedish: Svart kattfågel
Turkish: Kara kedikuşu
Ukrainian: Пересмішник чорний
Chinese: 黑嘲鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 黑貓嘲鶇

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