[Tweeters] Is this a mockingbird?

kelsberg at u.washington.edu kelsberg at u.washington.edu
Sat Mar 21 20:20:11 PDT 2009

These photos look like a Curve-billed Thrasher to me. They are ubiquitous in SE Arizona, skulking through the brush with those intense orange eyes, pale buffy coloration, and long curved bill. They are a bit bigger than a flicker in size. The Northern Mockingbird is smaller and has two white wing bars, a shorter straight bill, a black stripe through the eye, and is more gray than buffy.

Gary Kelsberg, M.D. <kelsberg at u.washington.edu>
Valley Medical Center Family Practice Residency
Renton, WA

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