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When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

Curve-billed Thrasher: Have you seen this bird?

Curve-billed Thrasher: Have you seen this bird?

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Curve-billed Thrasher

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is a perching bird of the thrasher group native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico.

The Curve-billed Thrasher is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, as well as most of Mexico.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 10 inches
• Long, decurved bill
• Gray-brown plumage
• Underparts with indistinct dark spots on breast
• Long dark tail
• Dark legs
• Sexes similar
• Juveniles have shorter bills
• Some birds have pale wing bars and a pale tip to the tail

Similar species:
The Curve-billed Thrasher is most likely to be confused with the very similar Bendire’s Thrasher. Bendire’s can be told from adult Curve-billed by its smaller size and straighter bill with a yellow base to the lower mandible. Juvenile Curve-billed is very similar to Bendire’s. Other thrashers lack spotting below.

The Curve-billed Thrasher often roosts in a tall tree or spiny vegetation, preferring a cactus. The nest is a loosely woven cup made of thorny twigs. The female lays 2 to 4 eggs, which are bluish-green and speckled with brown.

The Curve-billed Thrasher feeds on ground-dwelling insects, as well as seeds, and berries. It often pushes out Cactus Wrens in its area.

 

 

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

 

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When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

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