Mimidae – Mimids

Mimus Polyglottos – Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos or commonly called the northern mockingbird is a North American mockingbird in the family of Mimidae. Northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species is rare in Europe. The northern mockingbird’s scientific name, “many-tongued thrush”, refers to its mimicry ability. This bird has grayish upper feathers and a paler belly. Quick […]

Oreoscoptes Montanus – Sage Thrashe

Oreoscoptes montanus, commonly known as Sage thrasher, are medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the family Mimidae, which also includes mockingbirds, tremblers, and New World catbirds. They are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the genus Oreoscoptes, it is the only member of the species. This appears to be more closely related to […]

Toxostoma Crissale – Crissal Thrasher

This large, dark thrasher that is commonly known as Crissal thrasher of the desert regions is able to remain hidden in thickets for the majority of the time, despite its size. Its Latin name is Toxostoma crissale. At certain times of the year, its presence is primarily indicated by its rolling call notes, which can […]

Toxostoma Lecontei – LeConte’s Thrasher

Know to be LeConte’s thrasher, with the scientific name of Toxostoma Lecontei, is a pale bird that can be found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It prefers to live in deserts with little vegetation, where it can blend in with the sand-covered soils of the environment. Unlike other thrashers, LeConte’s thrashers are […]

Toxostoma Redivivum – California Thrasher

The Toxostoma redivivum, commonly know to be california thrasher, is a distinctive bird, with a long, decurved bill, a dashing style of running for cover with its tail raised, and a year-round habit of singing from the tops of coyote brushes in Edgewood Park’s chaparral. The California thrasher is a large mimid found in Baja […]

Toxostoma Bendirei – Bendire’s Thrasher

Thrashers or Toxostoma bendirei in Latin, are medium-sized thrashers found in the southwest US and northwest Mexico. They are very similar in appearance to the Curve-billed thrasher and share parts of their range with that species, but the Bendire’s Thrasher differs from many other arid West thrashers by having a shorter and more straight bill […]

Toxostoma Rufum – Brown Thrasher

The Toxostoma rufum or commonly known as a brown thrasher is a New World catbird and mockingbird family member. The brown thrasher is abundant throughout the eastern and central United States and southern and central Canada, and it is the only thrasher to live primarily east of the Rockies and central Texas. These birds are […]

Dumetella Carolinensis – Gray Catbird

The gray catbird or in Latin Dumetella carolinensis is a medium-sized North American and Central American perching bird. Dumetella is the only “catbird” genus. A basal lineage Mimidae species, it is probably more closely related to the Caribbean thrasher and trembler assemblage than to the mockingbirds and Toxostoma thrashers. It is also called the slate-colored […]

Toxostoma Curvirostre – Curve-Billed Thrasher

The curve-billed thrasher, a common thrasher in the cactus-rich Sonoran Desert, can be seen perched on saguaro or cholla cactus, calling loudly in two or three notes, whit-wheet. It often nests in the cholla cactus. Toxisoma curvirostre is a medium-sized mimid found in most of Mexico and the southwestern US deserts. It is a non-migratory […]

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