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see mimic thrushmimic thrush,
common name for members of the Mimidae, a family of exclusively American birds, allied to the wrens and thrushes, that includes the mockingbird, the catbird, and the thrashers. Mimic thrushes are most numerous in Mexico.
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This study identified 80 species of trees, shrubs and climbers that produce fleshy fruit (see Mo and Waterhouse 2015), a quarter of which were included in the Green Catbird diet (Table 2).
As with Innis and McEvoy's (1992) study, fewer than 25 % of plant species in the diet of the Green Catbird produced crops with 100 % reliability in any calendar month.
In tropical and subtropical forests, there is a correlation between food abundance and breeding seasons in frugivorous birds (Snow and Snow 1964; Crome 1975, 1976), including the Green Catbird (Donaghey 1981; Innis and McEvoy 1992).
Although stripping vine stems is a known behaviour (Donaghey 1981), Lantana stems are a previously unreported element of the diet in the Green Catbird. Furthermore, at least one third of the fruits found in the diet have not been identified in other studies: Staff Vine, Water Vine Cissus hypoglauca, Bolwarra, Sandpaper Fig, Brush Muttonwood, Crabapple and Tree Heath.