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Le Conte's Thrasher

Toxostoma lecontei
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Length: 11 in. (28 cm )
One of the few resident birds in open creosote bush deserts, the Leconte\'s Thrasher is no where abundant. Even with little vegetation in which to hide, this large bird is amazingly difficult to see. It streaks from the base of one bush to the next running with its tail up in the air. Only in early Spring does it become more obvious as it sings from the tops of the highest bushes in its territory. The bulky nest is in a dense cholla cactus or other dense shrubbery and is constructed of twigs, thorns and sticks. The food includes insects and seeds the thrasher digs from the soil using its large, curved bill.

The four-digit banding code is LCTH.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Oliver Niehuis


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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Le Conte'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: June 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/le-contes-thrasher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Le Conte's Thrasher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/le-contes-thrasher

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

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

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Dr. Biology. "Le Conte's Thrasher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/le-contes-thrasher

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