Perching

Bendire's Thrasher

Toxostoma bendirei
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Length: 10 in. (25 cm )
Restricted to poor and open desert areas, the Bendire\'s Thrasher is most easily seen singing from a high perch or telephone pole or running with its tail up in the air across the ground between sparse bushes. This species rarely enters urban and only occasionally suburban areas. Its cup-like nest is placed in a bush or small tree and is constructed from small twigs, grass and leaves. They eat seeds in the winter and large insects in the Spring and Summer.

The four-digit banding code is BETH.


Agricultural

Desert

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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Bendire's Thrasher
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bendires-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Bendire's Thrasher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bendires-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. "Bendire's Thrasher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bendires-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. "Bendire's Thrasher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bendires-thrasher

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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