Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

It is distinguished from other similar Thrashers by its long, curved beak, and by the presence of dark streaks on the light chest. The adult eye is orange or red, while immature individuals have yellow eyes.


It is a common inhabitant of the deserts of the southwestern United States, from Arizona to Texas. In Mexico it lives in the Sonoran Desert, in the states of Sonora and Chihuahua, and its distribution extends south through the Mexican highlands to high zones of Oaxaca. It lives in deserts and semi-desert areas, in shrubs, shrubs and cacti, but it also tends to occur at the edge of forests and is a relatively common inhabitant of gardens and urban parks in Mexico City.


It feeds on the ground, and its diet consists of small fruits, insects, worms and mollusks. They are usually solitary birds but can feed in pairs and form food groups with other bird species.



This resident bird likes to forage near trees, although it can be found in scrubland, desert and near water bodies in search of food.