Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2010-45

Common name:

Brown Thrasher

Scientific name: Toxostoma rufum
Date: October 10, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Number: 1
Location: Park Terrace, Salt Lake City, UT
County: Salt Lake
Elevation: 5200 ft.
Distance to bird: 20 ft
Optical equipment: Canon 7D camera
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny
Light Conditions: shadowed
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
None, see photos  [....note pale base to lower mandible (from comments)]
Song or call & method of delivery: call was the common "crackedy-crack" call when perched.
Behavior: feeding on the ground, scratching in the wood chips.
Habitat: backyard
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Have seen thousands
References consulted: None
Description from: From memory
Observer: Jerry Liguori
Observer's address: Salt Lake City, UT
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Sherry Liguori
Date prepared: 10-12-10
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: I know this is not a true write-up, but I just don't want to fuss with some phony description when the photos are more than sufficient....note pale base to lower mandible