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Curve-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma curvirostre

Description:

Thrush-like with thumb print smudges on chest. Golden eye! Largish bird.

Habitat:

Hotel grounds. a real avian paradise.

Notes:

I first saw a Thrasher on PN and I remember asking what it thrashed to get a name like that...now I have seen one of my own. Wikipedia tells me "Their common name describes the behaviour of these birds when searching for food on the ground: they use their long bills to "thrash" through dirt or dead leaves."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrasher Live and Learn.

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Curve-billed Thrasher
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3 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Ava T-B, Brian and Zlatan (in alphabetic order :)
Happy 2020.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Great find, Sukanya. and I agree with Brian - Toxostoma curvirostre.

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Sukanya that looks like a Curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 4, 2019
Submitted on Dec 30, 2019

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