Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum

Size: 11"

Male: A rusty red bird with a long tail, a heavily streaked breast and belly, and two white wing bars. Bill is long and slightly curved. Bright yellow eyes.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Same as adult, but eye color is grayish.

Nest: Female and male build cup nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 4-5; pale blue with brownish markings

Incubation: 11-14 days; female and male incubate

Fledging: 10-13 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Brown Thrasher is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.

Food: Insects and fruit.

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