Thursday, July 28, 2016

Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher
 On our trip down to Texas last February we were fortunate to get some pictures of a curve-billed thrasher. We frequently see the long-billed thrasher when we are in Texas but the curved billed thrasher is usually more difficult to find.They live in scrub, mesquite and semi-desert in south Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico. Since this bird was photographed in southeastern Texas it would be a member of the eastern population. Birds found in the western portion of the range, like Arizona, would have a grayer breast, barely visible wingbars, and gray tis on the tail instead of white. When we are photographing in Texas we are always warned to make sure and drink plenty of water, it looks like this thrasher got the same message.

4 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

What a wonderful creature.... I didn't know it... had to translate it to know which bird it is... overhere in The Netherlands its called
'krombekspotlijster' a very Dutch word but new to me!

Every week its great fun to see which bird you come up with, always a pleasure thank you,

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Chris Rohrer said...

Ah yes! Water in this heat is so important. Our Curve-billed Thrashers love it here in Tucson. There are times when they are, I suppose secretive, but there is no denying their wheet-wheet call! Beautiful picture!

genie said...

WOW! What a beautiful bird, and the reflection of his eye is stunning in the water. What a wonderful capture. genie

Roger Owen Green said...

never thirsty

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