Latin name: Mesitornis unicolor

Common name: Brown Mesite



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The Brown Mesite (Mesitornis unicolor (Des Murs, 1845)) is a ground-dwelling bird native to Madagascar, and is one of three species of the Mesitornithidae family. It is a medium-sized terrestial bird that inhabits humid forests and prefers lower elevations - making it a vunerable population.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).