The Sage Thrasher looks most similar to its relative, the Northern Mockingbird. The Sage Thrasher forages on the ground and in vegetation for insects and berries.
Brownish-gray head and upperparts. Buffy-white underparts with black spotting and streaks. Yellow eye. Short, dark, down-curved bill. Long tail with white patches in on the corners. Faint white wing bars. Sexes similar. Juveniles are somewhat browner. 8.5 inches in length.
Dry sagebrush plains, dense thickets and lowland scrub.
4-5 blue-green eggs with brown blotches. The eggs have a 13-17 day incubation period. Fledging occurs in 11-14 days. The nest is made from sticks and lined with grass, rootlets, fur, leaves, and feathers. It is usually built in a thorny bush or shrub.
- Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, Point Loma
- Clark's Dry Lake, Anza Borrego State Park