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.