Arch Mouth


Brown Thrasher, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Los Fresnos, Texas March 2019

The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) fits in the Mimidae family with Mockingbirds and Catbirds quite well. While they are known to have a repertoire of 1000 sounds, this one was intent on quietly gobbling seeds. Toxostoma comes from ancient Greek and means arch mouth, referencing the curved bill.

Categories: Nature Notes

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