Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca Scientific name definitions

Natacha González, Vicente Pantoja, Maria Jesus S. Mallea, Matías Garrido, Antoine Touret, Angélica Almónacid, Heraldo V. Norambuena, and Fernando Medrano
Version: 2.0 — Published March 3, 2023

Movements and Migration


Presumably resident, but birds breeding at high elevations might migrate or disperse during the austral winter (May–August) to avoid snow. It seems to be more common in big cities such as Santiago during winter than summer (Authors, unpublished data), but further studies are required to confirm this. Other studies have shown that in coastal urban cities, the presence is continuous during the year (51).

Dispersal and Site Fidelity

Information needed.

Recommended Citation

González, N., V. Pantoja, M. J. S. Mallea, M. Garrido, A. Touret, A. Almónacid, H. V. Norambuena, and F. Medrano (2023). Chilean Mockingbird (Mimus thenca), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.chimoc1.02