decurved bill, long tail, brown body (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

Curve-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma curvirostre

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: inhabits deserts with thorny scattered brush; very similar to Bendire's Thrasher and other western American thrashers with decurved bills; no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; light spotting on breast (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

orange-yellow iris, light throat (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

usually on or near ground (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

posing for a portrait (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

nest hidden in a cholla cactus (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)