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Brown Thrasher
(Toxostoma rufum)

Brown Thrasher
© R. Hambley|Dreamstime
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
Songs and calls of the Brown Thrasher
Range Maps:
Brown Thrasher Breeding Map Brown Thrasher Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional information:
Brown Thrasher
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker



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