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Long-billed Thrasher Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large songbird with a long tail and a long, slightly curving bill. It has short wings and strong, fairly long legs.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Northern Mockingbird, slightly smaller than a Common Grackle.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 10.2-11.4 in (26-29 cm)
      • Weight: 2.4 oz (68 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.0 in (33 cm)

Regional Differences

Ornithologists recognize two subspecies, the paler, grayer sennetti of southern Texas and adjacent Mexico; and the darker, more chestnut longirostre, of the southern part of the range.