Long-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma longirostre


The Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre) is a passerine (order Passeriformes) species of bird (class Aves) in the mockingbirds and thrashers family (Mimidae). The specific name longirostre is derived from Latin and means 'long bill'.


A large sized thrasher, slender and long-tailed, close to the size of an American Robin (Turdus migratorius). Rufous on the back, pale-buffy white underparts with heavy black streaking on the chest and belly, a grayish face, and an orange or orange-yellow eye.


Found year-round in dry, brushy landscapes of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.



Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre) - United States

United States

Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre) - United States

United States


Species in the Genus of Toxostoma

Bendire's Thrasher

Toxostoma bendirei

Brown Thrasher

Toxostoma rufum

California Thrasher

Toxostoma redivivum

Cozumel Thrasher

Toxostoma guttatum

Crissal Thrasher

Toxostoma crissale

Curve-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma curvirostre

Gray Thrasher

Toxostoma cinereum

LeConte's Thrasher

Toxostoma lecontei

Long-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma longirostre

Ocellated Thrasher

Toxostoma ocellatum

External Links

Long-billed Thrasher – Wikipedia
Long-billed Thrasher – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Long-billed Thrasher – Audubon.org