Sage Thrasher

1/3200s at f8.0, ISO:2000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm+1.4x III converter

As its name suggests, this bird breeds in western North America, from southern Canada to northern Arizona and New Mexico. Its breeding habitat is in areas with dense stands of sagebrush and rarely in other shrubby areas. The female lays 4 or 5 eggs in a twiggy cup nest built in a low bush. Both parents incubate and feed the young birds. In winter, these birds migrate to the southernmost United States and Mexico including the Baja Peninsula brushy locations.
Boulder County, CO