Long-billed Thrasher

Range:

South Texas in the United States and eastern Mexico.

Description:

The Long-billed Thrasher is slender-bodied with a long tail. It measures about 10 - 11.5 inches or 26.5 - 29 cm in length.

The plumage is brown above with a brighter rufous tinge on the rump and tail.  Below they are off-white with a black streak on each side of the throat, heavy dark streaks on the chest and abdomen - more intense on the sides of the chest.  There are two pale wingbars.

The head is greyish.  The fairly long bill is black and slightly down-curved.  The eyes are orange to orange-yellow.

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Long-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
nuts
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
colorado
mexico
new mexico
texas
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
walking
Behavior
jerks
Markings
crown
head
streaks
Sounds
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
yellow
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
mockingbirds and thrashers - mimidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern