Thrashers occur naturally in the Americas. They are related to mockingbirds and New World catbirds. They got their common name because of the way they use their long bills to “thrash” through dirt or dead leaves, as they search for insects (their staple diet).
They got their common name because of the way they use their long bills to “thrash” through dirt or dead leaves, as they search for insects (their staple diet). They may also eat berries.
- Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus
Genus Toxostoma – typical thrashers
- Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
- Long-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma longirostre
- Cozumel Thrasher, Toxostoma guttatum – possibly extinct (2006?)
- Gray Thrasher, Toxostoma cinereum
- Bendire’s Thrasher, Toxostoma bendirei
- Ocellated Thrasher, Toxostoma ocellatum
- Curve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre
- California Thrasher, Toxostoma redivivum
- Crissal Thrasher, Toxostoma crissale
- Le Conte’s Thrasher, Toxostoma lecontei
- Vizcaino Thrasher, Toxostoma arenicola
- White-breasted Thrasher, Ramphocinclus brachyurus
Genus Allenia – formerly in Margarops
- Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Allenia fusca
- Barbados Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Allenia fusca atlantica – extinct (c. 1990)
- Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Margarops fuscatus
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