Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)


Song: Paired phrases (sometimes in ones or threes), following one after another in seemingly endless variety. One Brown Thrasher was determined to have a repertoire of about 2,000 distinct phrase types (Kroodsma 2005).



Brown Thrasher song, April 18, 2010. Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.


References


Kroodsma, D. E. 2005. The Singing Life of Birds. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York.