Le Conte's Thrasher

Toxostoma lecontei

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)

Code 4

LCTH

Code 6

TOXLEC

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Le Conte's Thrasher has a range of 250,000 square kilometers. The population of this bird is estimated to be nearing 200,000 individual birds. This bird is native to the United States and Mexico. This bird is currently rated as Least Concern. The previous rating for Le Conte's Thrasher was Lower Risk. This rating was downgraded as a result of the stable population and range of Le Conte's Thrasher in 2004. At this time, there are not believed to be any immediate dangers or threats facing Le Conte's Thrasher.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Le Conte's Thrasher: Medium thrasher with plain gray or gray-brown body with paler throat and rufous undertail feathers. Eyes are dark. Bill is long, decurved, and black. Tail is long and dark. Legs and feet are black. Feeds on insects and their larvae, spiders, fruits and berries.

 

Range and Habitat

Le Conte's Thrasher: Resident in deserts of the southwestern states from southeastern California, the southern tip of Nevada, southwestern Utah, and western and central Arizona to northwestern Mexico and the Baja Peninsula. Found in open desert scrub, alkali desert scrub, and desert succulent scrub.

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Le Conte's Thrasher SONGS AND CALLS

Le Conte's Thrasher A1

Song is a series of musical warbled phrases and slurred notes.

Le Conte's Thrasher C1

Contact call is a rising "suuwheeep".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tweep", "ch-reeip"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Le Conte’s Thrasher was first described in 1851 by George Newbold Lawrence, an American businessman and amateur ornithologist.
  • Satellite imagery shows that 26 percent of their historical breeding areas no longer have suitable habitat for this species.
  • The palest of all thrashers, it was named for American entomologist John Lawrence LeConte.

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RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Yury Lisyak

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