Brown Thrasher

Toxostoma rufum (Linnaeus, 1758) BROTH 10690
Family: Passeriformes > Mimidae

Brown Thrasher, Ruth Walker

This common bird of North American woodlands has only been recorded once in Britain, in November 1966, when a stray individual unexpectedly turned up in Dorset and remained through to the following February.

Brown Thrasher populations tend to be resident or short-distance migrants, underlining the exceptional nature of the 1966/67 record.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Brown Thrasher, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: mim becut rogenc
Czech: drozdec hnedý
Danish: Røddrossel
Dutch: Rosse Spotlijster
Estonian: ruske-pilalind
Finnish: ruostesirppimatkija
French: Moqueur roux
German: Rotspottdrossel
Hungarian: vörhenyes gezerigó
Icelandic: Móskuþrasi
Italian: Mimo rossiccio
Latvian: bruna žagaste
Lithuanian: rudoji pašaipa
Norwegian: Brunspottefugl
Polish: przedrzezniacz rudy
Portuguese: debulhador
Slovak: drozdec cervenkavý
Slovenian: rjavi oponašalec
Spanish: Cuitlacoche rojizo
Swedish: rödbrun härmtrast

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