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LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
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LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)

General Description: LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) are large, sexually monomorphic, light gray-brown songbirds with a long, strongly decurved bill and a rusty crissum (feathers under the base of the tail). The breast is unmarked, and there is a sharp, narrow gular mark.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Mimidae.

Favored Habitat: Really hard-core Mojave Desert Scrub where they can scratch on the ground for bugs; very dry places.

LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)

Where to Find: Thrashers are always hard to find, but look for LeConte's Thrashers in brushy desert areas such as Corn Creek, the brushy edges of the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and the mesquite thickets at Sunset Park. The best place I know of to find this species is along dirt roads in desert scrub south of Essex, California.

Comments: Sings a soft, but long and involved song that goes on and on. Often sings from cover.

LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) If you were a tasty bug or a little beetle, this might be the last face you ever see!
LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
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LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) LeConte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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