Chilean mockingbird

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Tenca, Chilean mockingbird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Mimus
Species: M. thenca
Binomial name
Mimus thenca
(Molina, 1782)

The Chilean mockingbird (Mimus thenca) locally known as tenca[2] is a species of bird in the Mimidae family.[3] It inhabits Chile's northern half.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest. An example habitat is the dry shrub and forest of La Campana National Park.[4] In Argentina it inhabits the dry Patagonian steppes.[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mimus thenca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Aves de Chile
  3. ^ BirdLife International. 2004
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  5. ^ Matarasso, 2008