Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2011-11

Common name:

Curve-billed Thrasher

Scientific name: Toxostoma curvirostre
Date: 2/14/11 to 2/16/11
Time: most of days at feeder
Length of time observed: hours
Number: 1
Location: Castle Valley Ut.
County: Grand
Elevation: 4602
Distance to bird: 30 feet
Optical equipment: Nikon 200mm-400mm/ binocs
Weather: cold, frozen ground--high teens
Light Conditions: good
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
See photos Not able to add photos
Some sent to Milton previously
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior:  feed on granola, followed by bits of snow
Habitat: feeder/
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Biologist/ naturalist for 40 years. Many observations of all thrashers
References consulted: Sibley/ Nat. Geo. Bds of North America
Description from:  
Observer: jeff foott
Observer's address: p. o. box 310 Moab Ut.
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: People came; but the bird didn't
Date prepared: 2-23-11
Additional material: Photos