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State Bird of Georgia
By USGS
Sep 7, 2006, 12:24 PST



Brown thrasher
Toxostoma rufum


Identification Tips:

  • Length: 10 inches
  • 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.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Source: USGS



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