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Thrasher, Crissal
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Toxostoma crissale
Arkansas, California, Central America and Caribbean, Global, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, Texas, United States, Utah Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The bird grows to 32 cm (12.5 inches), and has a deeply curved bill. The eyes are dull yellow. Bird expert Roger Tory Peterson described its singing as sweeter and less spasmodic than other thrashers.[ 2] It can be found near desert streams in dense underbrush, mesquite thickets, willows, scrub oak, high elevations in manzanita, and in the low desert near canyon chaparral. The bird seldom flies in the open.[ 2] [ 3] The Crissal Thrasher rarely flies, preferring to walk or run around its territory and will mostly run for cover when disturbed by a potential predator.[ 4] ...
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