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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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In just six days, the super twitcher took six aircraft, made eight car journeys and spent almost pounds 1000 trying to catch sight of a Siberian blue robin and the grey catbird from America.
To prove the point, he was driving 400 miles from the Scillies to Anglesey in the hope of spotting a North American grey catbird.
But as hundreds of twitchers flocked to see the Grey Catbird - the first ever seen in Britain - they were devastated to find it had left again, still aboard the luxury liner as it headed for a two week cruise of the Mediterranean.