brown thrasher


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brown thrasher

n.
A North American bird (Toxostoma rufum) related to the mockingbird and having a reddish-brown back and a dark-streaked breast.
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Noun1.brown thrasher - common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumagebrown thrasher - common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
mocking thrush, thrasher - thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
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Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher -- or red mavis, as some love to call him -- all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
Identical satellite points for vegetation surveys among nests were used for multiple nests when satellite survey centers were within 15 m of each other, which occurred for 11 other nest pairs (six mourning dove, four northern mockingbird, and one brown thrasher nest pairs).
Bartonella species detected in birds * Bird common name Bird species House sparrow Passer domesticus Boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major Mourning dove Zenaida macroura Herring gulil ([dagger]) Larus argentatus House finch Carpodacus mexicanus Blue jay Cyanocitta cristata Song sparrow Melospiza melodia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos European starling Sturnus vulgaris Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum Tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Common grackle Quiscalus quiscula Common loon ([dagger]) Gavia immer Red-headed woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Brown pelican ([dagger]) Pelicanus occidentalis Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto No.
22 as a brown thrasher flew to the highest reaches of a turpentine tree.
Meadowlark 46 (n=13) 64 (n=11) Bobolink 25 (n=4) 75 (n=4) Song Sparrow 50 (n=2) 63 (n=8) Mallard -- -- Field Sparrow 33 (n=3) 60 (n=5) Common Yellowthroat -- -- American Woodcock 100 (n=2) -- Wild Turkey -- 0 (n=1) Henslow's Sparrow 100 (n=1) -- Shrub or Above Ground Nester Robin 67 (n=3) 67 (n=3) Red-wing BB 38 (n=16) 27 (n=22) Brown Thrasher 0 (n=1) 100 (n=1) Willow Flycatcher - 0 (n=2) Yellow Warbler - 0 (n=2) American Goldfinch 100 (n=1 -- Northern Mockingbird 100 (n=2) -- Mourning Dove -- 0 (n=1) Species 2010 2011 Average Ground or Near Ground Nester Grasshopper Sp.
We found that local bird species most frequently infested by ticks include the low-foraging grouse, turkey, chickadee, house wren, gray catbird, brown thrasher, robin, wood thrush, hermit thrush, Swainson's thrush, veery, yellow warbler, ovenbird, northern waterthrush, Connecticut warbler, mourning warbler, common yellowthroat, goldfinch, rufous-sided towhee, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, swamp sparrow and song sparrow.
From late May-July 2007, we located and monitored the nests of seven species known to breed in edge habitat: Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), and Red-winged Blackbird (Yasukawa and Searcy 1995, Imbeau et al.
Some highlights of the 2006 Survey include the observations of a Baltimore oriole, a rose-breasted grosbeak, and a brown thrasher in Arviat, a yellow-headed blackbird north of Wrigley, and a lark sparrow in Colville Lake, as well as the discovery of an American robin's nest in Rankin Inlet.
By tracing the career of Richard Koeppel, the author's father, who became interested in birds at age 12 after seeing a Brown Thrasher in his New York neighborhood, the author explains how the list of birds has developed and changed over the years.
Maryland Baltimore oriole California California quail Georgia brown thrasher Iowa American goldfinch Massachusetts black-capped chickadee New Hampshire purple finches Washington American goldfinch
The brown thrasher bird performs nearly 2,000 songs, while some of its close avian relatives perform only three or four.
Among them are the eastern meadowlark, short-eared owl, vesper sparrow, brown thrasher, grasshopper sparrow, and others.