California Thrasher

Toxostoma redivivum

Thrushes and Thrashers

California Thrasher

Toxostoma redivivum

Thrushes and Thrashers

California Thrasher
California Thrasher

Daniel Fitzgerald

Found in chaparral and riparian woodland, usually with extensive dense understory shrubs.


Bill is noticeably decurved. Note dark, brownish-gray upperparts; somewhat paler below.  Whitish throat, dark moustache, and dark eye are diagnostic. Can be heard singing at almost any time of year. 


Cup-shaped, twig nest is placed in shrubs or trees. This species feeds on insects, fruits, and berries.

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