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Ocellated Thrasher is generally uncommon throughout its small range in south central Mexico, where it is confined to the region between Guanajuato and Oaxaca. This is rather large thrasher with largely dark brown upperparts, a pale supercilium, a long tail, and whitish underparts that are boldly marked with black spots. This thrasher is principally found in brushy country and high chaparral, but also occurs in the understory of open woodland, at altitudes from 1400 m up to at least 3000 m. The natural history of this species is poorly documented. Ocellated Thrasher is most usually found singing from an exposed perch, although it forages mainly on the ground, and it can be very difficult to approach closely.