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Sonoran Desert Birds



Crissal thrasher - (Toxostoma crissale)

 Crissal thrasher

Size: 11.5 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: washes
Diet: insects, spiders, lizards, fruits, berries
Nest: stick cup in bush
Field Identification: very long downcurved bill, pale yellow eye, white line extending back from base of bill, runs with tail elevated
Season: year-round

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

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