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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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Distribution in the Americas

Ocellated Thrasher is resident in south central Mexico. It is distributed from northeastern Guanajuato and Hidalgo south to central Oaxaca (Miller et al. 1957, Phillips 1986, Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995).

The elevational range of Ocellated Thrasher is 1400-3000 m (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Ocellated Thrasher occupies arid to semiarid scrub (especially oak scrub), the brushy understory of oak woodland, and bushy areas within arid pine-oak and adjacent humid pine-oak forests (Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995, Hunn et al. 2001). Ocellated Thrasher usually does not occur together with Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), which occupies more arid habitats, but locally the two may occur within a kilometer of one another (Rojas-Soto et al. 2001).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Ocellated Thrasher
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the 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