Saturday, March 23, 2013

Long-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher
The long-billed thrasher is a robin sized bird that is found in the dense scrub of southeastern Texas and eastern Mexico. It is usually seen foraging low in the scrub or on the ground where it tosses aside leaves and sticks looking for insects to eat. The long-billed thrasher looks similar to the more common brown thrasher, some of which winter in the same territory as the long-billed thrasher. The long-billed thrasher is slightly larger and has a beak that is a bit longer. An easier way to tell the difference between the two is to look at the undertail coverts if possible. The long-billed thrasher has streaks running down the undertail coverts where the brown thrashers are clear.


Gemma Wiseman said...

Striking pattern on this bird's feathers! Lovely photo!

Anni said...

Such a stately pose of such a beautiful bird.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous shot of this bird!