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Curve-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma curvirostre

Habitat:

Brushy area in desert

Notes:

This is a nice example of an individual that looks somewhat like a Bendire's Thrasher. Note the obvious spots on the breast, the orange eye, the pale base of the lower mandible, the clearly defined white throat, and the bill length.

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6 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Well I hope you do! Happy new Year to you aswell

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Thanks Des! @ Ashley: I've been enjoying the new year! I have plans to get a car and a job this year!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

It has fairly vibrant brown spots and a white throat and Curve-Billed do not ever really have those two at the same same time, Bendire's do. But it may be a Curve-billed considering the eye color. The "sonorans" don't really have white throats, "chihuahuan's" do though.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Yes, always good to get a second opinion when not sure! I am doing pretty good, how are you?

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Ok, thanks! Always worth it to be sure. How are you?

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

i would say curve-billed as well!

JoshuaGSmith
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JoshuaGSmith

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Dec 7, 2015
Submitted on Jan 7, 2016

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