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Sage Thrasher

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The Sage Thrasher is a songbird in the passerine family. Their population has declined in recent years, but are still very common.


Latin Name: Oreoscoptes montanus Conservation Status: Common
Distribution: Western North America Estimated Size: 8"
Estimated Wingspan: 13" Estimated Weight: 45 g
These songbirds are light grey-brown, with light undersides. The Sage Thrasher lives and thrives in sagebrush rich areas. When breeding, the female will lay her eggs in nests built in dense sagebrush. These birds will search the ground for insects, which is their primary food. They will also eat fruits, especially small berries. When startled, the Sage Thrasher will usually run along the ground instead of flying away.

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