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Long-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma longirostre ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: MIMIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A resident of dense brushy habitats, the Long-billed Thrasher is found only in southern Texas and eastern Mexico. It closely resembles its rustier relative, the Brown Thrasher, which spends the winter in some of the same areas.

Appearance

Thrushlike
Thrushlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large, long-tailed songbird.
  • Upperparts grayish brown.
  • Underparts white with black streaking.

Immature Description

Juvenile looks similar to adult, but duller, and with indistinct buff spotting on nape and rump, buff wingbars, and yellow eyes.

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Similar Species

  • Brown Thrasher very similar, but is more reddish on back and tail, has a more brownish face, a shorter bill with a pale base to the lower mandible, unstreaked undertail coverts, and a yellow eye. Long-billed Thrasher does not repeat phrases in its song as constantly as the Brown Thrasher does.
  • Curve-billed Thrasher is grayish, lacks black stripes, and has a longer, more curved bill.

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