Blue-and-white mockingbird

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Blue-and-white mockingbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Melanotis
Species: M. hypoleucus
Binomial name
Melanotis hypoleucus
Hartlaub, 1852

The blue-and-white mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and south-eastern Mexico. Its natural habitats are dry scrubland, woodland, second growth and forest edges at 1000–3000 m above sea-level.

It is about 25 cm long. It has blue-grey upperparts, white underparts, red eyes and a black mask. The song is high-pitched and rattling.


  • Peterson, Roger Tory & Edward L. Chalif (1973) A Field Guide to Mexican Birds, Houghton Mifflin.
  • van Perlo, Ber (2006) A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America, Collins.