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Brown thrasher

Toxostoma rufum


They eat insects, berries, nuts, seeds, suet, as well as earthworms, snails, and sometimes lizards.


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Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks, isabella1 and alana1! Glad you liked it! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks for your nice comments, everyone! ximena1 - yes, it was snowing. These birds live in places where snow is common in winter but in the state where this bird lives, snow is not so common and I have a feeling they are not too happy about it. It's great that Project Noah has featured a "common" bird as an SOTD. I love all the SOTDs of exotic and unusual wildlife but it's such a nice reminder that we can find beauty and enjoyment in the wildlife we see around us everyday, too. Thanks again for the choice as SOTD and for your kind words, everybody! :)

Congratulations Maria !

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria! Exquisite pictures with the snow!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 9 years ago

Pristine! Congrats on sotd.

dotun55 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria! Feels like Christmas already : )

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Beautiful series Maria! Congrats!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Beautiful series, Maria! Congratulations!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria !!

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Very nice images.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely series! Congrats!

Tom15 9 years ago

Nice series Maria! I like the snow scene, as a picture. There's been too much this year:-(

rams4d 9 years ago

Excellent shot, congrats !!!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Congrats! Well deserved.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Maria, beautiful series :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations, Maria. This beautiful series really deserves the SOTD!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria..

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria! A brown thrasher braves the snow in our Spotting of the Day! Thrashers are accomplished mimics, often imitating the songs of other birds. Some thrashers have a repertoire of more than 1,000 different calls!


ceherzog 9 years ago

They're singing all over the place here in FL. Love 'em! Very nice shots

marirs 9 years ago

very beautiful

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Such a beauty of a bird.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Antonio! He did look nice in the snow even though I don't think he enjoyed it much

Wow awesome series Maria,beautiful photos,the snow flakes give him that "northen" look that i like :-) congrats on this one and on you great spotting page,great work

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Feb 12, 2014
Submitted on Mar 22, 2014

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