CALLS: A loud, sharp chak, like a Fox Sparrow. A low, toneless growl chhhr. A sharp tsssuk. A rich, low whistle peeooori, or breeeew.
|pink: summer range, light blue: winter range, purple: year-round range.|
|Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum|
DESCRIPTION: 11½" (29 cm) long. Slimmer, but longer than a robin; prominent wingbars, slightly curved bill, long tail and yellow eyes. Intensely yellow eyes!
NESTS: Built on the ground under thickets, or in shrubs and trees, 2-7 feet (60-210 cm).
Outside diameter = 12" (30 cm). Inside diameter = 3¾" (9.5 cm). Inside depth = 1" (2.5 cm).
Nesting Materials: Thorny twigs, twigs, dry leaves, rootlets, wild grape vine bark, grass. Both sexes carry nesting material to the site, but the female does most of the nest shaping.
|Mud on bill from foraging in wet ground.|