Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Long-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher
 The long-billed thrasher is a medium sized passerine that is found in south Texas, eastern Mexico and parts of northern Central America. They are typically found in arid, scrubby habitat. where they forage in the scrub and on the ground for spiders and insects. They will also eat fruit to supplement their diet.
Long-billed Thrasher
 Even though they are called a long-billed thrasher their bill is not very long. There are even other species of thrashers that have longer bills, however the more common brown thrasher overlaps the long-billed thrashers range and the long-billed thrasher does have a longer bill than the brown thrasher. Even though they are a part of the mimid family of birds they are not known for their mimicry. At times though they will leave their scrub hiding places to come out and sing their song, which is long, rich and complex.


Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

This is a beautiful looking bird, a bit like a Thrush with a long curved beak

Trubes said...

Yes it does remind me off a thrush, very pretty bird too. I would love to hear it's song ,

Best wishes,
abcw team

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this excellent post! Very informative with great photos.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

False advertising, bird! Wait, you didn't come up with the name?


Rohrerbot said...

This is definitely a bird on my list of must sees! Thanks for the info!

Janice said...

I will have to watch for a that.
Good information.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful They are so elusive too~