Sage Thrasher - Mimidae Oreoscoptes montanus
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Sage Thrasher

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1. August 20, 2004 - Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah  - ©Nicky Davis 
2. August 25, 2004 - Golden Spike, Box Elder County, Utah  - ©Nicky Davis 

L 8.5 WS 12, White wing bars, Streaks on underside, Short-billed, Long Wings, Pale Iris, relatively short tail (for a thrasher) with white outer tips

Feeds on the ground on insects and spiders in sage habitat in summer and desert scrub in the winter. May come to gardens  to eat grapes or berries. Males sing from a prominent perch. Lays 1-7 brown spotted, dark green -blue eggs in nest of leaves, grasses, twigs and bark lined with horsehair, fur or rootlets placed on the ground or a low bush up to 3 feet above the ground.  Altricial

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