Common and conspicuous bird of central Chile, especially in drier regions. Favors open and semiopen habitats, especially matorral and scrubby hillsides, but also in town parks and farmland. Often seen perched on roadside wires and posts, or running along roadsides with tail cocked. No other mockingbirds normally in same range. Note bold pale eyebrow, dark whisker, dark streaks on flanks, and bold white tail corners in flight.