Young birds resemble the female, but are paler below and have buff feather fringes. Both sexes have a sharply pointed bill. The tail is of medium length and is rounded. The eyes, bill, and feet are all black. Unlike most North American passerines, which develop their adult plumage in their first year of life, so that the one-year-old and the oldest individual are indistinguishable in the breeding season, the sergeant thrush does not. it acquires until after the breeding season of the year following its birth, when it is between thirteen and fifteen months of age. Young males go through a transition stage in which the wing spots have an orange coloration before acquiring the most intense tone typical of adults.
The brown thrasher is bright reddish-brown above with thin, dark streaks on its buffy underparts. It has a whitish-colored chest with distinguished teardrop-shaped markings on its chest. Its long, rufous tail is rounded with paler corners, and eyes are a brilliant yellow. Its bill is brownish, long, and curves downward. Both male and females are similar in appearance. The juvenile appearance of the brown thrasher from the adult is not remarkably different, except for plumage texture, indiscreet upper part markings, and the irises having an olive color.
Interesting-looking bird. I think we have the red-winged blackbird, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this one.
This is the female, which is totally different to the male you know. Thanks, Cynthia. 🙂
Heard about this? https://www.livescience.com/half-male-half-female-bird.html
Those striking eyes of the thrasher mesmerizes me every time!
They are the birds that represent the State of Georgia, where I live. Do you also hear a deep voice saying…Look into my eyes? 🥺
Your photo of the blackbird’s back shows some delightful detail, H.J. I find them very attractive.
You are completely right, Tanja. She has a rich combination of colors. Thank you, my friend. 🙂
Great photos 👍
Thank you, B. 🙂
Stunning shot of the RWB female, HJ!!!
Thanks a lot, Donna. 🙂