sage thrasher

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Related to Oreoscoptes montanus: sage sparrow

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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Our objective is to determine if and how these processes operate in shrub steppe ecosystems in Idaho by monitoring nesting success of shrub-steppe obligate species (Brewer's Sparrows, Spizella breweri, Sage Sparrows, Amphispiza belli, and Sage Thrashers, Oreoscoptes montanus).
In contrast, spatial measures of habitat richness and texture in the landscape were significant only at large spatial scales, Abundance of Horned Larks, Western Meadowlarks (Sturnella neglecta), and Brewer's Sparrows, but not Sage Thrashers (Oreoscoptes montanus) or Sage Sparrows, was positively correlated with changes toward stable habitats.
Sage Sparrows (Amphispiza belli) and Brewer's Sparrows (Spizella breweri) were the most abundant bird species breeding in the area, and Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris) and Sage Thrashers (Oreoscoptes montanus) were also common.