Melanotis caerulescens

Melanotis caerulescens
mockingbird mockingbird, mocking bird mocking bird . (Zo["o]l.), A long-tailed gray-and-white songbird of North America ({Mimus polyglottos}), remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds. Its back is gray; the tail and wings are blackish, with a white patch on each wing; the outer tail feathers are partly white. Originally its range was confined mostly to the southern states, but by late 19th century it had migrated as far north as New York. The name is also applied to other members of thee same and related genera, found in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, such as the blue mockingbird of Mexico, {Melanotis caerulescens}.

Syn: mocker, {Mimus polyglottos} . [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Melanotis caerulescens —   Mulato común Un mulato común en Oax …   Wikipedia Español

  • Melanotis caerulescens — paprastasis mėgdžiotojas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Melanotis caerulescens angl. blue mockingbird vok. Blauspottdrossel, f rus. синий черноухий пересмешник, m pranc. moqueur bleu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Melanotis caerulescens — noun mockingbird of Mexico • Syn: ↑blue mockingbird • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Melanotis, ↑genus Melanotis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melanotis — caerulescens Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Melanotis —   Mulatos Mulato común, Melanotis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Melanotis — noun a genus of Mimidae • Syn: ↑genus Melanotis • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mimidae, ↑family Mimidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Melanotis — noun a genus of Mimidae • Syn: ↑Melanotis • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mimidae, ↑family Mimidae • Member Meronyms: ↑blue moc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blue Mockingbird — Conservation status Least Concern (IUC …   Wikipedia

  • List of birds of Mexico — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Mexico. The avifauna of Mexico includes a total of 1,085 species, of which 108 are endemic, six have been introduced by humans, and 51 are rare or accidental. One species listed is extirpated in… …   Wikipedia

  • Sibley-Monroe checklist 14 — The Sibley Monroe checklist was a landmark document in the study of birds. It drew on extensive DNA DNA hybridisation studies to reassess the relationships between modern birds. Passeriformes (continued)Callaeatidae* Callaeas cinerea Kokako *… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”