Thursday, January 1, 2015

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher in Central Florida in winter.

The Brown Thrasher is one of my favorite backyard birds (A video of the Thrasher in Action) .The brown thrasher is bright reddish-brown above with thin, dark streaks on its buffy underparts. It has a whitish-colored chest with distinguished teardrop-shaped markings on its chest. Its long, rufous tail is rounded with paler corners, and eyes are a brilliant yellow. Its bill is brownish, long, and curves downward. Both male and females are similar in appearance.The juvenile appearance of the brown thrasher from the adult is not remarkably different, except for plumage texture, indiscreet upper part markings, and the irises having an olive color.