Bendires Thrasher

Distribution / Habitat

Found in the brush-filled deserts and valleys and drylands of the south-western United States, mainly along the southern border that Arizona and New Mexico shares with Mexico, (the Madrean sky islands, mountain range sky islands of the northern Mexican range: Sierra Madre Occidental).

Description

Measures 23-28 cm (9 to 11 inches) in length, including the long, white-tipped  tail.     Plumage above is  greyish-brown.  Paler below with faint dark streaks.  The bill is short and the eyes are bright yellow.

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Bendires Thrasher

Bendires Thrasher

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
nuts
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alberta
arizona
california
colorado
mexico
nevada
new mexico
utah
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
jerks
Markings
head
streaks
Sounds
buzzing
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
Habitat
agricultural
mesquitebosque
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
buff
olive
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
mockingbirds and thrashers - mimidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species