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Sonoran Desert Birds



Bendire's thrasher - (Toxostoma bendirei)

Size: 10 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: valleys
Diet: insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: pale yellow eye, small spots on upper breast
Season: year-round

Bendire's thrasher
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae (mimids)
Genus: Toxostoma
species: bendirei

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