Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2020-52

Common name:

Brown Thrasher

Scientific name: Toxostoma rufum
Date: 9/29/20
Time: 11:15 AM
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: unknown
Location: near city ponds in Bryce Utah
County: Garfield
Latilong: 36.67N -112.16W
Elevation: 7664 ft
Distance to bird: 50 ft
Optical equipment: Canon EOS 7DMk 2 camera and Leica Ultravid 10x42 binoculars
Weather: clear and sunny
Light Conditions: full light, bright sunshine
Description:        Size of bird:  
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Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
See Photos
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Foraging on the ground on green grass in private residence lawns.
Habitat: Disturbed urban habitat adjacent to city ponds (with small adjacent wetland/grassland).
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
I have seen this species several times in Montana and Ontario Canada.
References consulted:  
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Dean LaTray
Observer's address: 2248 PALM AVE
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Persis Karim
Date prepared: 9/30/20
Additional material: Photos
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