Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) - HBW 10, p. 491
French: Moqueur roux
German: Rote Spottdrossel
Spanish: Cuitlacoche Rojizo
Taxonomy: Turdus rufus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina, USA.
Forms a superspecies with T. longirostre and T. guttatum, and the three sometimes considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- longicauda (S. F. Baird, 1858) - Great Plains from S Canada (SE Alberta E to SW Ontario) S in USA to Colorado and Kansas.
- rufum (Linnaeus, 1758) - SE Canada (SE Ontario E to Nova Scotia) and C & E USA (S to E Texas and Gulf coast).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird singing in a bush Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp rufum)
Robert Schaefer 13 April 2007 8 years ago 30 sec 4.9
A male on a wire, singing, preening, and scratching Locality Frederick County, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp rufum)
Robert Schaefer 25 April 2012 3 years ago 35 sec 4.6
An adult bathing Locality Sabine Woods, Jefferson County, Texas, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 18 April 2014 1 year ago 55 sec 4.5
Bird feeding on picnic leftovers Locality Tillebrook Provincial Park, Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Christina Havard 16 May 2010 6 years ago 38 sec 4.4
A bird singing on top of a tree, turning around. Locality Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ssp rufum)
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2013 2 years ago 1 min 16 sec 4.3
An adult feeding at a feeder Locality Atlanta, Georgia, USA (United States) (ssp rufum)
Alan Larson 31 May 2005 10 years ago 19 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 25 photos
Young curious bird, looking for food after leaving home
Locality Manhattan, Kansas, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 19 July 2015 48 weeks ago 4.3
Male singing loudly from a prominent perch on a broken branch in a tree-top
Locality Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Ian Barker 8 May 2014 2 years ago 4.3
Adult Brown Thrasher foraging.
Locality Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
John Blanke 20 April 2013 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (ssp rufum)
John Blanke 4 July 2013 2 years ago 4.2
A Brown Thrasher hunting for food in the grass.
Locality North Carolina, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 21 April 2010 22 weeks ago 4
A Thrasher searching for food
Locality Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA (United States)
Charles Rose IV 16 May 2012 2 years ago 4
A bird singing. Locality Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2013 2 years ago 4
Song of a male Locality Forsyth County, Georgia, USA (United States)
Stuart Fisher 23 June 2010 6 years ago 4
Alarm calls of a pair at the presence of a cat Locality Atlanta, Georgia, USA (United States)
Stuart Fisher 4 June 2009 6 years ago 4