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Ocellated Thrasher Toxostoma ocellatum

Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published April 4, 2014


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There is very little information on the behavior of Ocellated Thrasher. The general behavior of this species is skulking, and it usually forages on or near the ground in dense vegetative cover (Howell and Webb 1995). This species often sings conspicuously , however, from the top of a bush or tree (Howell and Webb 1995).


There are no published data on territory or home range size, territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity for Ocellated Thrasher.

Sexual Behavior

Ocellated Thrasher presumably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Ocellated Thrasher usually is solitary or in pairs.


No reported observations of predation on Ocellated Thrasher?

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2014). Ocellated Thrasher (Toxostoma ocellatum), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.ocethr1.01