Socorro Mockingbird Mimus graysoni


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261.

Castellanos, A.; Rodríguez-Estrella, R. 1993. Current status of the Socorro Mockingbird. Wilson Bulletin 105: 167-171.

Collar, N.J.; Butchart, S.H.M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

Martínez-Gómez, J.E.; Curry, R.L. 1995. First description of the nest and eggs of the Socorro Mockingbird. Wilson Bulletin 107: 551-555.

Martínez-Gómez, J.E.; Curry, R.L. 1996. The conservation of the Socorro Mockingbird Mimodes graysoni in 1993-1994. Bird Conservation International 6: 271-283.

Martínez-Gómez, J.E.; Flores-Palacios, A.; Curry, R.L. 2001. Habitat requirements of the Socorro Mockingbird Mimodes graysoni. Ibis 143: 456-467.

NABCI. 2016. The State of North America’s Birds 2016. In: Environment and Climate Change Canada (eds). Ottawa, Ontario.

Ortíz-Alcaraz, A., Maya-Delgado, Y., Cortés-Calva, P., Aguirre-Muñoz, A., Rojas-Mayoral, E., Cordoba-Matson, M.V. and Ortega-Rubio, A. 2016. Recovery of vegetation cover and soil after the removal of sheep in Socorro Island, Mexico. Forests 7(4).

Ortíz-Alcaraz, A.; Aguirre-Muñoz, A.; Arnaud, G.; Galina-Tessaro, P.; Rojas-Mayoral, E.; Méndez-Sánchez, F.; Ortego-Rubio, A. 2017a. Progress in the eradication of the feral cat (Felis catus) and recovery of the native fauna on Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Therya 8(1): 3-9.

Ortíz-Alcaraz, A.; Arnaud, G.; Aguirre-MuÒoz, A.; Galina-Tessaro, P.; MÈndez-S·nchez, F.; Ortega-Rubio, A. 2017b. Diet and home-range of the feral cat, Felis catus (Carnivora: Felidae) on Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Acta Zoológica Mexicana 33(3): 482-489.

Rodriguez-Estrella, R.; Leon de la Luz, J.L.; Breceda, A.; Castellanos, A.; Cancino, J.; Llinas, J. 1996. Status, density and habitat relationships of the endemic terrestrial birds of Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. Biological Conservation 76: 195-202.

Wehtje, W.; Walter, H.S.; Rodriguez E.R.; Llinas, J.; Castellanos V.A. 1993. An annotated checklist of the birds of Isla Socorro. Western Birds 24: 1-16.

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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Mimus graysoni. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.