Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

A non-migratory bird, the curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is a common resident of desert habitats, particularly those with mesquite and cholla cactus, in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It can also be found in shrubby suburban areas.

Dull grey all over, curve-bill thrashers have faint spots on the belly and chest. Their long, thin bill is slightly down-curved and their eyes are orange-yellow. The tail is long.

The diet of curve-bill thrashers includes insects, seeds, berries and cactus fruits.

This curve-billed thrasher was photographed along an arroyo in Green Valley AZ.

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