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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

General Description: Sage Thrashers (Oreoscoptes montanus) are fairly large, sexually monomorphic, gray birds with striped and spotted underparts. The gray tail has white outer corners that show in flight. The eye is yellow, and there are white wingbars. Sage Thrashers look like a Northern Mockingbird with a striped front.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Mimidae.

Favored Habitat: Mojave Desert Scrub.

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

Where to Find: Sage Thrashers are present, but uncommon around Las Vegas during winter. Look for them in open desert areas such as on the Desert National Wildlife Range. and in the desert along the north shore of Lake Mead.

Comments: Sage Thrashers tend to stay close to the ground.

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Hanging with a buddy
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Sage Thrasher
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Sage Thrasher in a cottonwood tree at a spring in northern Nevada
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) and Brine Flies
Sage Thrasher feeding on Brine Flies at Mono Lake, California.
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Sage Thrasher; scruffy looking juvenile
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Sage Thrasher; scruffy looking juvenile
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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