Utah Bird Profile
 Sage Thrasher - Oreoscoptes montanus

Name Roots: (Gr. oros, "a mountain; scoptes, "a mimic" - L. montanus, "mountain")

In Utah:   
by Jim Bruce

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a ground at a height of 0-3 (To 5)` feet, in a cup nest. This species rejects cowbird eggs. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: ground gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: ground and lower-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in shrubsteppe and high desert scrub habitats.
How to find:  

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