Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) - HBW 10, p. 488
French: Moqueur à longue queue
Spanish: Sinsonte Colilargo
Taxonomy: M[imus] longicaudatus Tschudi, 1844, Peru.
Most closely related to M. thenca, with which forms a superspecies; both appear closest to genus Nesomimus. Nominate race and albogriseus appear to intergrade in NW Peru. Race maranonicus doubtfully distinct from nominate. Four subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albogriseus Lesson, 1844 - SW Ecuador (S from C Manabí).
- platensis Chapman, 1924 - I de la Plata, off W Ecuador (SW Manabí).
- longicaudatus Tschudi, 1844 - W Peru.
- maranonicus Carriker, 1933 - La Libertad (upper Marañón Valley), in NW Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird feeding on a feeder. Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus )
Yoel Jimenez 18 November 2012 46 weeks ago 23 sec 4.6
bird on the ground Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus)
Daniêl Jimenez 18 November 2012 38 weeks ago 17 sec 4.3
drinking from the small pond in my garden, balancing on the waterplants Locality Chaclacayo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 20 September 2011 31 weeks ago 20 sec 4.3
A bird preening while perched on a branch. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus)
Yoel Jimenez 14 November 2012 23 weeks ago 23 sec 4.1
A bird perched on top of a thin branch, making a croaking call, then flying off. Locality Salinas-Santa Rosa, Guayas Province, Ecuador (ssp albogriseus )
Pia Öberg 13 February 2011 2 years ago 7 sec 3.8
A bird on a branch Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus)
Stefan Behrens 2004 7 years ago 22 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Adult resting on a branch
Locality Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus)
Wilson Diaz 24 March 2013 9 weeks ago 4
close-up of the head pattern
Locality Chaclacayo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 16 August 2013 16 weeks ago 4
A lone bird
Locality Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary, Lambayeque Department, Peru
auf 22 August 2008 3 years ago 4
An individual on the ground
Locality Isla de la Plata, Manabí Province, Ecuador
Dominique Py 27 June 2011 2 years ago 3.8
Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus)
Locality Limon Canyon, Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru
Jacques Erard 15 July 2005 6 weeks ago 3.6
Plumage maintaining: Taking grease from its uropigial gland.
Locality Piura Department, Peru (ssp longicaudatus)
Juan A Malo de Molina 18 June 2008 4 years ago 3.5