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    Bendire's Thrasher

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    Bendire's Thrasher

    Toxostoma bendirei
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Mimidae
    Basic Description

    Bendire's Thrasher is a bird of the deserts of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Unlike other southwestern thrashers, it leaves the northern portion of its breeding range in winter, and wanderers sometimes appear at unexpected locations.

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    Other Names
    • Cuicacoche Pico Corto (Spanish)
    • Moqueur de Bendire (French)
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