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Brown Thrasher
(Toxostoma rufum)

    
        
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
 
Brown Thrasher Information

Length: 11.5"

Habitat: Brushy edges of woodlands, dry thickets, overgrown fields, early successional woodlands, forest openings such as powerline cuts, shrubby undergrowth in open woods, residential shrubs and hedges.

Diet: Insects, including beetles, ants, caterpillars, and cicadas; spiders; earthworms, snails, small amphibians; waste grains; nuts, especially acorns.
 
Identification tips for the Brown Thrasher
 
 
Range Maps:
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Brown Thrasher Breeding Map Brown Thrasher Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional information:
 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
 
     
   

 

 


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