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Socorro Mockingbird - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Socorro Thrasher

Mimus graysoni

Mimodes graysoni


Endangered, possibly fewer than 400 birds in existence.

25 cm. Brown upperparts, darker wings with two narrow, white wing-bars and darker tail. Brown head with dusky lores and short, pale supercilium. White underparts, streaked brown on flanks. Black bill and legs.


Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Islands.


This species is monotypic.[1]
Was until recently placed in it's own monotypic genus Mimodes.


Low forest.


3 eggs are laid which take up to 15 days to hatch.

The diet includes small invertebrates, the remains of land crabs, insects and fruit.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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Systematic position of the Socorro Mockingbird