Sage thrasher

O. montanus are pale grey-brown on the upperparts and white on the underparts with dark streaks. They have a slim straight relatively short bill, yellow eyes and a long tail, although not as long as that of other thrashers.

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The Sage thrasher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus, is a medium-sized passerine bird from the family Mimidae, which also includes mockingbirds, tremblers and New World catbirds. It is the only member of the genus Oreoscoptes. This seems less close to the Caribbean thrashers, but rather to the mockingbirds instead (Hunt et al. 2001, Barber et al. 2004). O. montanus are pale grey-brown on the upperparts and white on the underparts with dark streaks. More

* Sage Thrasher Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter * Sage Thrasher Information - South Dakota Birds and Birding * Sage Thrasher photo gallery VIREO * Sage Thrasher videos on the Internet Bird Collection * Photo and description - Utah Division of Wildlife Resources This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed More

A bird of the sagebrush, the Sage Thrasher is the smallest of the thrashers. More

Sage Thrashers are indeed aptly named, for their lives are inextricably tied to the presence of sagebrush, which the birds use for nesting, singing, displaying, and taking cover from predators. The species forages largely on the ground and, when threatened, generally dashes on foot into the brush rather than flying. Though plain in plumage, Sage Thrashers, like other thrashers, have a long, complex, and melodious song. More

The Sage Thrasher is most easily recognized from other thrashers by its small size and short, relatively straight bill. More

Sage Thrashers are slightly smaller than American Robins, with light, gray-brown upperparts with light streaking, and buff-to-white underparts with heavy streaking. They show white corners on their tails in flight. back to top Pictures - back to top Habitat - Sage Thrashers inhabit open, shrub-steppe country. More

The Sage Thrasher has a large range, estimated globally at 1,800,000 square kilometers. Native to the United States, Canada, and Mexico, this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 7,900,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Sage Thrasher is Least Concern. More

Sage Thrasher is a sagebrush-obligate species of the western United States, reaching the southern limit of its distribution in northwest New Mexico. Population trends for this region have been sharply negative, and moderately negative trends are now emerging range-wide. More

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Sage Thrasher - Oreoscoptes montanusThe aptly named Sage Thrasher is indeed a denizen of sagebrush habitats, and is rarely found outside that habitat during the summer breeding season. They are restricted to the extreme western edge of South Dakota in the few remaining areas of suitable sagebrush found in the state. Extremely shy birds, they are likely to move into dense cover or to run away under the sagebrush canopy when approached. Habitat: Breeds almost exclusively in sagebrush habitats. More

Sage Thrasher is a basal lineage among a group also consisting of mockingbirds and Toxostoma thrashers. The Caribbean thrashers occupy varying positions in an assemblage consisting of them, the tremblers, and the New World catbirds. Here, the White-breasted Thrasher appears to be quite basal though it is impossible to place it anywhere with certainty, whereas the Pearly-eyed Thrasher is probably quite close to the tremblers.(Hunt et al. 2001, Barber et al. More

Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus - carrying a berry (lunch) in its beakBreeding / Nesting Its breeding habitat is in areas with dense stands of sagebrush and rarely in other shrubby areas. The female lays 4 or 5 eggs in a twiggy cup nest built in a low bush. Both parents incubate and feed the young birds. Diet / Feeding: They mainly eat insects in summer; they also eat berries, especially in winter. More

Sage Thrasher Breeding Adult Body Illustration Body * Length Range: 22 cm (8.5 in) * Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) * Size: Small (5 - 9 in) * Color Primary: White, Gray * Underparts: Orange with brown spots. More

Originally called the Mountain Mockingbird, the Sage Thrasher was first collected for science by John Kirk Townsend from the sagebrush plains along Sandy Creek near South Pass in southwestern Wyoming in 1834. In a coup exemplifying the competitive spirit of exploration and species discovery in the early 1800s, John J. Audubon managed to obtain the original specimen while Townsend was still afield and introduced the species to the scientific community (Mearns and Mearns 1992). More

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The Sage Thrasher is one of the rarest birds in Canada. Prior to 1930, there were 30 or more nesting pairs at up to six sites; in recent years, only 4 - 10 pairs have been seen at one or two sites. Over the past 70 years, there has been an estimated 50 percent loss of habitat for the Sage Thrasher. Heavy grazing and clearing of sagebrush to improve range conditions has seriously affected the availability of suitable nesting areas. More

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Family : Mimidae
Genus : Oreoscoptes
Species : montanus
Authority : (Townsend, 1837)