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June 29, 2016 – California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)

Requested by: @gepwin

These large thrashers are found only in California and Baja California. They eat insects and fruit, foraging mostly on the ground in leaf litter and using their curved beaks to dig. Nesting in dense shrubs, they build platforms of coarse twigs, roots, and stems. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks. Often raising two broods a year, males may finish care for the first brood while females begin the second.

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