Chilean mockingbird

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Tenca, Chilean mockingbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Mimus
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 family Mimidae.[3] It primarily inhabits Chile's northern half, though there are sightings in Argentina.[4][5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mimus thenca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Aves de Chile
  3. ^ BirdLife International. 2004
  4. ^ Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017. Downloaded from retrieved 18 August 2017
  5. ^ Pearman, Mark and Nacho Areta. 2017. Species lists of birds for South American countries and territories: Argentina. Version of 1 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017
  6. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008