Description of the Crissal Thrasher
The Crissal Thrasher has grayish-brown upperparts and underparts, a long tail, a long and much decurved bill, a black malar stripe, yellow eyes, and rufous undertail coverts.
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The sexes are similar.
Seasonal change in appearance
Juveniles are slightly paler and redder.
Crissal Thrashers inhabit streamside brush and dense thickets.
Crissal Thrashers eat insects and a few berries.
Crissal Thrashers forage primarily on the ground.
Crissal Thrashers are resident in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. The population appears to be stable or declining.
Crissal Thrashers have a long breeding season, from February to July.
Crissal Thrashers make rapid dashes, similar in speed and style to roadrunners.
Calls include a "churry-churry" sound, while the song is a slow series of musical phrases.