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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Mimidae
Genus:Toxostoma
Genus species:Toxostoma curvirostre

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:24-29 cm
Identification:The bill of the curve-billed thrasher is pale gray-brown and curves downward. Its tail is long.
Habitat:Desert, urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: insects, berries, fruit, seeds
Reproduction:A breeding pair may remain together on the same territory year-round. After their three eggs are laid, both sexes incubate them during the day and only the female sits on them overnight. Incubation takes 12-15 days. The chicks leave the nest at 14-18 days of age. Adult birds can have two broods per year.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The curved bill is used to dig in the soil and turn over leaves and rocks as the bird searches for food.

Other Information

Geographic:Southwestern North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:perching birds
Curve-billed thrasher
Toxostoma
Thrashers (Birds)
Mimidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata