Bendire's Thrasher (Toxostoma bendirei) - HBW 10, p. 493
French: Moqueur de Bendire
Spanish: Cuitlacoche Piquicorto
Taxonomy: Harporhynchus Bendirei Coues, 1873, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Thought most closely related to, and forming a superspecies with, T. cinereum. Validity of races has been questioned, as these based on plumage differences that may have a seasonal component (through wear). Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bendirei (Coues, 1873) - breeds SE USA (S from SE California, S Nevada, S Utah and S Colorado) S to NW Mexico (N Sonora).
- candidum van Rossem, 1942 - WC Sonora (Mexico).
- rubricatum van Rossem, 1942 - interior S Sonora.
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