White-breasted Thrasher

The White-breasted Thrasher is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Lucia White-breasted Thrasher Distant view of Praslin site, after start of construction Jen & Josh, scoping for WBT WBT pair WBT pair Jen gearing up, including snake chaps WBT nest WBT with food for nestlings WBT nestlings WBT nestlings WBT juvenile plumage WBT wing & tail quiver Josh & Jen waiting by mist net at WBT nest color-banded WBT more color bands RLC and WBT Looking toward 14th green Praslin Bay upper fairway Shaped green, ready for sod cleared forest, southwest fairways WBT WBT WBT More

The White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Ramphocinclus. It is found in Martinique and Saint Lucia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Ramphocinclus brachyurus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. More

The White-breasted Thrasher is the only member of the distinctive genus Ramphocinclus. It occurs in just two tiny areas on the adjacent Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Martinique; but is threatened by a new resort development. The White-breasted Thrasher has striking white underparts, and is dark brown above with a blackish mask and dark reddish eye. It is currently listed as endangered under IUCN-World Conservation Union criteria, and there are now likely as few as 1,250 in existence. More

Helen Temple Studies of the White-breasted Thrasher have revealed the vital importance of the area now ear-marked for development on St Lucia Zoom In Cricket hotel hits rare thrasher for six = 22-04-2005 A hotel and residential estate development on St Lucia threatens almost a quarter of the world population of the White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus, an Endangered species. More

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. 2004) Diet / Feeding Their common name describes the behaviour of these birds when searching for food on the ground: they use their long bills to "thrash" through dirt or dead leaves. More

The White-breasted Thrasher is a medium-sized, sexually monomorphic passerine which lives in small family groups on year-round territories in dry woodland on the West Indian islands of St Lucia and Martinique. It has never been studied in detail, and was only discovered in 2002 to be a cooperative breeder. More

The White-breasted Thrasher, a passerine bird which is unique to the West Indian islands of St Lucia and Martinique, is notable both for its unfavourable conservation status (it is classed as globally Endangered) and for its unusual reproductive behaviour (it is one of approximately 3% of the world’s avian species that breed cooperatively). In 2002–2004 I investigated the range, status, habitat requirements, breeding biology, demography and reproductive behaviour of the White-breasted Thrasher at field sites on the east coast of St Lucia. More

the White-breasted Thrasher on St. Lucia MORTENSEN, J.L*; CURRY, R.L; Villanova University; Villanova University jennifer.mortensen@villanova.edu The White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus is an endangered songbird endemic to the islands of St. Lucia and Martinique. Research in 2002-2004 established that the population comprises ca. 600 breeding pairs, 80% of which inhabit dry forest along the east coast of St. Lucia in two subpopulations. This work also revealed that the thrasher is a facultative cooperative breeder. More

White-breasted thrashers lay 2 bright, blue oblong eggs which hatch after 14 days. Chicks spend an additional 12 days being reared in the nests before they fledge (leave the nest). This means that the field researchers have 26 days at the most to monitor each nest so that they can: 1. determine how many family members are in the territory, 2. capture adults so that they can be measured and banded, and 3. band nestlings. However, about 65% of most nests don't reach the fledging stage. More

species of bird called the white-breasted thrasher that may be near extinction due to habitat loss. The Zoo is committed to maintaining global biodiversity, and has great faith in the abilities of our friends at Villanova University- to learn about this bird and how it will respond to the threats to its ecosystem. The white-breasted thrasher is a member of the family of birds that mockingbirds and catbirds belong to. It is a species only found on St. More

and the White-breasted Thrasher) and many more, within a 7-day vacation. As a test, I did it in only 3 days in April 2008 with the help of 2 local guides from the Forestry Department. At Oasis Marigot, we love birding and we would like our island to develop as a birding destination and we are offering you a 15% discount on all our accommodations if you simply give us the following password when making your reservation: Jacquot Parrot 157. More

eventually drove on to the White-breasted Thrasher site but were unable to relocate the bird . 12/8/2000 Caught an early flight to St Vincent arriving at the E.T. Joshua Airport at about 7.00 a.m. We were met at the airport by a person from Ben More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Mimidae
Genus : Ramphocinclus
Species : brachyurus
Authority : (Vieillot, 1818)