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"Sage Thrasher"
Sage Thrasher:   
"Originally called the Mountain Mockingbird, the Sage Thrasher was first collected for science by John Kirk Townsend from the sagebrush plains along Sandy Creek near South Pass in southwestern Wyoming in 1834." [Cornell University, Birds of North American Online (BNA), 2015]

 
Longview Mint Farm, Longview, Washington ...

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Sage Thrasher, Longview Mint Farm, Longview, Washington. Nice warm sunny spring afternoon. Bird across the field. Image taken April 27, 2015.

This particular bird was found by Russ K. that morning and is the first ever recorded in Cowlitz County.



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