Order
Passeriformes
Family
Mimidae
Genus
Melanotis
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens

Haley Vaseghi, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, and Marîa del Coro Arizmendi
Version: 1.0 — Published December 24, 2014

Behavior

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Behavior

Blue Mockingbird usually remains inside dense vegetative cover, on and close to the ground, although they may sing from more exposed perches (Howell and Webb 1995).

Territoriality

There are no published data on territory or home range size, territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity for Blue Mockingbird.

Sexual Behavior

Blue Mockingbird is socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Blue Mockingbird usually is solitary or in pairs, although sometimes is encountered in groups of 8-20 (Lea and Edwards 1950, Stager 1957).

Predation

No reported observations of predation on Blue Mockingbird?

Recommended Citation

Vaseghi, H., C. A. Soberanes-González, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, and M. d. C. Arizmendi (2014). Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blumoc.01