Perching

Crissal Thrasher

Toxostoma crissale
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Length: 12 in. (29 cm )
Normally sneaky and retiring, this large thrasher occurs in chaparral, desert scrub and desert riparian areas. Here it is most obvious when it sits on a high bush or tree and sings. It is also likely to be noticed when it uses its huge bill to toss leaves and vegetation out of its way on the ground. It eats insects, berries and small invertebrates. The nest is a shallow cup made of shredded bark and grass and placed low in a dense bush.

The four-digit banding code is CRTH.

Female | Robert Shantz


Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Crissal 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/crissal-thrasher

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

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

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

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