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Le Conte's Thrasher

Toxostoma lecontei ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: MIMIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

An uncommon resident of the deserts of the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico, the Le Conte's Thrasher inhabits some of the most desolate environments on the continent.

Appearance

Thrushlike
Thrushlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large, long-tailed songbird.
  • Pale sandy gray all over.
  • Long, down-curved bill.
  • Dark tail.
  • Pale reddish undertail.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but slightly paler, with paler undertail.

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    Le Conte's Thrasher

     
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    Le Conte's Thrasher

     
    • © Brian Sullivan, California, September 2005
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    Le Conte's Thrasher

     
    • © Brian Sullivan, Arizona, January 2005

Similar Species

  • Crissal Thrasher is darker gray all over, has a black mustache stripe, light eyes, and dark reddish under the tail.
  • Curve-billed Thrasher is brownish gray, has faint spotting on the chest, and orange eyes.
  • California Thrasher is dull pale buff on the belly and under the tail, and is much browner.

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