Large, long-tailed songbird with a long curved bill. Brownish above and brownish to peachy below depending on lighting conditions. Often runs along the ground with a raised tail.© Luke Seitz | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, March 09, 2017
Forages primarily on the ground by tossing its long bill in arcs to uncover insects buried in leaf and ground litter. Note long, downward curved bill, white throat, and dark eye.© Ian Davies | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, January 18, 2021
Song is a long series of warbled, variable phrases, some musical and others harsh; each element may be repeated once or twice.© Brian Sullivan | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, January 03, 2011Not all videos have sound
Large and long-tailed songbird with a long curved bill. Brown above with a white throat and pale peachy washed underparts.© Blake Matheson | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, September 27, 2019
Sings almost year-round from the tops of shrubs.© John Deacon | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, November 16, 2018
Found in lowland and coastal chaparral, riparian woodland thickets, and parks and gardens with dense shrubs.© Cameron Tescher | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, March 21, 2020
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