: a genus that consists of two species (M. variegata and M. unicolor) of Madagascan birds related to the rails but resembling thrushes and that with the monotypic genus Monias forms the family Mesitornithidae

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New Latin, from Greek mesitēs + New Latin -ornis

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“Mesitornis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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