Perching

Curve-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma curvirostre
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Length: 11 in. (28 cm )
A common garden bird in desert cities and suburbs, this thrasher also inhabits remote and dry desert areas. It tosses leaves and dry vegetation on the ground far to the side with its long, sickle-shaped bill and uncovers the spiders, snails, insects it likes to eat. The Curve-billed Thrasher also enjoys seeds at feeders, and when it arrives all other species, even large doves, beat a hasty retreat. The nest is a bulky cup-like affair placed in the middle of a sharp-needled cholla, other dense cactus, or thorny shrub.

The four-digit banding code is CBTH.

Male | CJ Kazilek


Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs

Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Curve-billed 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 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/curve-billed-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Curve-billed Thrasher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/curve-billed-thrasher

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