curve bill thrasher low res s

Length: 10.6-11.0 in (27-28 cm) 

As its name indicates, you can easily identify this common desert bird by its downward curved bill. The eye is orange-yellow and the body is grayish brown above, paler off-white below mottled with gray-brown speckling. Pairs mate for life and maintain their territory, about 5-10 acres, year-round. These thrashers have a distinctive whistled whit-wheet call.