Brown Thrasher

Basic Description

It can be tricky to glimpse a Brown Thrasher in a tangled mass of shrubbery, and once you do you may wonder how such a boldly patterned, gangly bird could stay so hidden. Brown Thrashers wear a somewhat severe expression thanks to their heavy, slightly downcurved bill and staring yellow eyes, and they are the only thrasher species east of Texas. Brown Thrashers are exuberant singers, with one of the largest repertoires of any North American songbird

Fun Facts About Brown Thrashers

  • The Brown Thrasher’s repertoire is one of the largest of our songbirds including over 1,100 song types.
  • The Brown Thrasher is one of the largest North American songbirds.
  • Brown Thrashers are relatively long-lived, with one bird known to have reached its twelfth birthday.