Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

I had quite a good population of thrashers this year, seeing them hop around the grasses trying to stir up insects almost every day which. It leads me to believe they nested here…but I have yet to find where. They nest in low dense shrubbery or sometimes on the ground. Secretive, they like my place because I leave dense patches of grasses around so they can safely hide. Distinct yellow eye.

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Thrasher/id

Diet: insects (including many pest species such as grubs and tent caterpillars), lizards and berries….I see them quite often close to the elderberry and the virginia creeper.

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