Spotted thrasher making the usual brief appearance as it flies from one bush into another.
Orange County, FL, October 2015. Backyard through window.
Orange County, FL, November 2015. Backyard through window.
Orange County, FL. March 2016. Backyard through window.
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The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is a bird in the family Mimidae, which also includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds. The dispersal of the Brown Thrasher is abundant throughout the eastern and central United States, southern and central Canada, and is the only thrasher to live primarily east of the Rockies and central Texas. It is the state bird of Georgia.