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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 reproductive biology of Ocellated Thrasher. The breeding period is not well documented. A nest with eggs is reported from Oaxaca from mid May (Binford 1989), and Forcey (2002) observed adult with a "short-tailed immature" in Oaxaca, also in mid May. The nest is "a bulky cup of twigs, grass, etc., at low to mid-levels in bush or tree" (Howell and Webb 1995). The clutch apparently is two; the eggs are greenish blue, and are heavily speckled with reddish brown and gray (Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995). The incubation period and the length of the nestling period are unknown, and there is no information on parental care or nestling development.

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