grayish head, long tail, decurved bill (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

Long-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma longirostre

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: very similar to Brown Thrasher, but grayer (less rufous) and mostly non-overlapping in distribution; prefers tangled thickets and wooded areas; primarily Central American but its range does extend into southern Texas; no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; breast streaked in black; yellow iris (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)