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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.

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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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  • Adult

    Le Conte's Thrasher

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Kern County, California, February 2000

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.