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The Curved-billed Thrush

$ 480.00
John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 42, The Curved-billed Thrush
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 6 ¾ ” x 10 ½ "
Framed dimensions: 12 ¾” x 21 ”
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A common bird of the arid Southwest, the Curve-billed Thrasher occurs in a range of habitats. Perhaps because of its broader tolerances, it is the most widespread of the western thrashers. The adults have Large, long tails, dull grayish brown plumage, long, thin, slightly down-curved bill, and faint spots on chest and belly. The young look similar to adults, but with shorter, straighter bills, and more yellow eyes, and less obvious spots. Its sounds consist of a musical series of unrepeated notes and phrases. The oldest recorded Curve-billed Thrasher was at least 10 years, 9 months old when it was found in Arizona in 1946.