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    Sage Thrasher Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Sage Thrashers are fairly small songbirds with relatively long legs and tail. They are the smallest of the thrashers. The bill is much shorter and straighter than the bills of other thrashers. When perched, Sage Thrashers often stand erect with their wings slightly drooped, like a thrush.

      Relative Size

      Larger but more slender than a Western Bluebird; slightly smaller than a Northern Mockingbird.

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.9-9.1 in (20-23 cm)
        • Weight: 1.4-1.8 oz (40-50 g)
        • Wingspan: 12.6 in (32 cm)