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Brown Thrasher

Toxostoma rufum

Brown Thrasher
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 12 in. (29 cm)
Living low in shrubby areas, edges of clearings and suburban gardens, the songs of this thrasher are numerous and varied. A single male can sing more than 1100 song types, and they often incorporate bits and pieces of notes from other species singing around them. Food is usually insects and fruits, and the twig nest is either placed in a protected site on the ground or low in a dense tangle of vines and foliage. The four-digit banding code is BRTH.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

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Male
Buzzing (sound type)
Bird Call
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Male
Buzzing (sound type)
Bird Call

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