Sage Thrasher

Oreoscoptes montanus
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
Wintering regularly but sparsely in low open brushland and agricultural areas, this species feeds on berries and seeds on or near the ground. In the summer it breeds in open sagebrush areas and feeds largely on insects. The bulky nest is constructed of small twigs and placed near the ground or low in a sagebrush. Its deep blue eggs make it easy for the parents to recognize the white and speckled brown cowbird eggs and remove the intruder\s eggs.'

The four-digit banding code is SATH.

Female | Olive Niehuis



Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Sage 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: July 20, 2024
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