Gray thrasher

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Gray thrasher
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae
Genus: Toxostoma
Species: T. cinereum
Binomial name
Toxostoma cinereum
(Xantus de Vesey, 1860)

The gray thrasher (Toxostoma cinereum) is a medium-sized passerine bird belonging to the family Mimidae like the other thrashers. It is endemic to the Baja California peninsula in Mexico where it occurs from the tip of the peninsula north to 31°N on the west coast and 29°N on the east coast. It inhabits desert scrubland.

It is about 25 cm long. It is gray-brown above while the underparts are white with arrow-shaped black spots. The outer tail-feathers have white tips.

References[edit]

  • Peterson, Roger Tory & Edward L. Chalif (1973) A Field Guide to Mexican Birds, Houghton Mifflin.
  • van Perlo, Ber (2006) A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America, Collins.