Perching

Brown Thrasher

Toxostoma rufum
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Riparian / River forest

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

  • Article: Brown 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 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brown-thrasher

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Brown Thrasher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brown-thrasher

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Brown Thrasher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brown-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. "Brown Thrasher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brown-thrasher

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