Brown Thrasher | Toxostoma rufum
* L 11 1/2" WS 13"
Brown Thrashers are mimics, along with mockingbirds, catbirds, and starlings. So many times I have listened intently for any kind of defined series, a repeated pattern, but no matter how hard I tried, I can never hear one. And no wonder! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (website) says, "The Brown Thrasher can sing up to 2,000 different songs and may be the champion mimic in North America."
*National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America, (book)"... In the early spring males deliver varied song (over 1,000 recorded