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Melanotis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Melanotis
Higher classification  Mimid
Order  Passerine
Family  Mimidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Blue mockingbird, Blue‑and‑white mockingbird

Melanotis is a genus of bird in the Mimidae family. It contains the following species:

Contents

  • Blue mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens)
  • Blue-and-white mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus)
  • Black eared shrike babbler pteruthius melanotis


    Taxonomy

    The word Melanotis is derived from the Ancient Greek roots melano-/μελανο- "black" and ot-/ὠτ- "ear".

    Description

    The two Melanotis species are the world's most brightly colored mockingbirds.

    References

    Melanotis Wikipedia


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