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Sage Thrasher

Oreoscoptes montanus

The Sage Thrasher was once called the Mountain Mockingbird. These birds are found mostly in shrub-dominated habitats of the western United States. In Spring and Summer the Great Basin is a good place to find these birds. Thrashers earned their name by their foraging technique; they use their beaks to dig through soft soils under leaf litter to find their invertebrate prey.

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