Scientific name Melanotis
Higher classification Mimid
|Lower classifications Blue mockingbird, Blue‑and‑white mockingbird|
Melanotis is a genus of bird in the Mimidae family. It contains the following species:
The word Melanotis is derived from the Ancient Greek roots melano-/μελανο- "black" and ot-/ὠτ- "ear".
The two Melanotis species are the world's most brightly colored mockingbirds.