Nature Journal
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Brown Thrasher Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Slender bill with base of lower mandible yellow
- Rufous crown, nape and upperparts
- Gray face
- Yellow eye
- White underparts with heavy black streaking
- White wing bars
- Long rufous tail
- Yellow legs
- Sexes similar
- Most often found in dense vegetation in hedgerows,
   old fields, and wood edges where it often forages on
   the ground

Similar species

With its rufous upperparts and long tail the Brown Thrasher might be confused with the local Long-billed Thrasher (South Texas) but it has a shorter, less decurved bill and a browner face. Thrushes are similar but are spotted below and have shorter tails.
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