Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)

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).