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Sage Thrasher

Oreoscoptes montanus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: MIMIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of the sagebrush, the Sage Thrasher is the smallest of the thrashers.

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Appearance

Thrushlike
Thrushlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized, long-tailed songbird.
  • Back brownish gray.
  • Underparts whitish with dark streaking.
  • White tips to corners of tail.
  • Thin white wingbars.
  • Bill short and straight.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but underparts less distinctly streaked.

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  • Adult

    Sage Thrasher

    Adult
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Similar Species

  • Curve-billed Thrasher is larger, has longer, more curved, all dark bill, is less distinctly streaked on breast, and has orange eyes. Juvenile Curve-billed Thrasher may have yellow eyes and straighter bill.
  • Bendire's Thrasher is larger, has a larger and more curved bill, is darker below, and has less distinct streaking on chest.