sage thrasher


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sage thrasher

n.
A grayish-brown songbird (Oreoscoptes montanus) that nests in sagebrush and cactus in dry regions of western North America.
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Key words: birds, passerine; Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri); Geographic Information Systems; habitat association model; Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris); Idaho, USA; landscape change; remote sensing; Sage Sparrow (Amphispiza belli); Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus); shrubsteppe; Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta); wildfire.
There will be examples, among others, of veeries, sage thrashers, titmice, white-breasted nuthatch, white-crowned sparrows, Lincoln's sparrows, sooty grouse, grebes and curlews.
Short-distance migrants, such as Bewick's wrens, sage sparrows, spotted towhees, and sage thrashers were present in the study area in late February when we began mist netting and used arroyos as wintering areas.
Size, color, unique markings, patterns and sounds were other factors to consider as the group went in search of 170 types of birds known to inhabit the park, from pied-billed grebe to sage thrashers.