Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre)
The long-billed thrasher is a boldly patterned member of the mimid family (mockingbirds, catbirds, etc.) and is found roughly in a triangular territory that includes all of South Texas and runs south to Monterey and Veracruz in Eastern Mexico. Like other thrashers, it gets its name from its habit of "thrashing" the ground and kicking up leaves and branches in search of food. Interestingly, the long-billed thrasher has a bill that is somewhat ordinary in length compared to some of our other longer-billed native thrashers. This one was found sneaking along the undergrowth in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Hidalgo County, Texas near the US-Mexico border.
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