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Sage Thrasher
Originally found here 16 October by Terri Williams and Nico Stuurman. Smallest of the thrashers, this is a rare, local migrant from breeding areas in the Great Basin where they occupy high sagebrush steppe. This species was originally called the Mountain Mockingbird by Townsend who collected the first specimen. In fact recent DNA studies show that this species is more closely related to mockingbirds (genus Mimus) than to thrashers (genus Toxostoma). To me this bird's overall shape and plumage resembles a small mockingbird more than a true thrasher. This one is in fresh plumage showing distinct wing-bars. This pattern wears heavily in the summer and most show no pattern on their upperparts when breeding.
Location
Preserve Park, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, USA.
Date taken
18 October 2023
Scientific name
Oreoscoptes montanus

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
145
Comment count
1

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/800 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
SageThrasherIMG_0321.jpg
File size
423.4 KB
Date taken
Wed, 18 October 2023 10:24 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 713px

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