French: Moqueur gris German: Grauspottdrossel Spanish: Cuitlacoche ceniciento
Cape San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. c. mearnsi
(Anthony, 1895) – NW & C Baja California (S from c. 31° N and, in E, from 28.5° N), in NW Mexico.
T. c. cinereum
(Xántus, 1860) – C & S Baja California, including islands off SE coast (San José, Cerralvo).
24–26·5 cm; 59–70 g, male average 63·9 g, female average 54·4 g. Large, greyish thrasher with longish, decurved bill. Nominate race is ashy... read more
Song, usually from elevated perch, long series of bold, varied notes and phrases, each repeated two... read more
Desert scrub, commonly in taller, more diverse vegetation with emergent trees and columnar cacti;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet arthropods, cactus fruits (Opuntia, Pereskiopsis, Wilcoxia), likely also other fruits. Forages largely on... read more
Mar–Apr in NW coastal area (race mearnsi); Mar to mid-Jul, with young from early Apr, in S Cape region (nominate).... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively common in suitable habitat throughout range, including on two largest islands in S Sea of Cortés (San José, Cerralvo). Habitat clearance... read more
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