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BIRDS

Brown Thrasher - Ruston

BROWN THRASHERS

Toxostoma rufum

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Brown back, two white stripes on wing, white belly with black spots, yellow eyes, black bill
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: Wood thrush
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern - Population Trend Declining
  • DIET: Insects, arthropods, fruits, seeds, nuts
  • HABITAT: Thickets, hedgerows, forests, overgrown clearings
  • NESTING: Cup shaped, made of twigs, dead leaves, grass, bark, roots, set low in a tree or shrub
  • BEHAVIOR: Typically feed on the ground
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Can sing more than 1,000 songs that include imitations of other birds
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: Year round