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Roughly 12 in. in length. Rufous on top, dark streaks below, curved bill, yellow eyes. Calls can combine any of 2000 distinct musical phrases.

Real Name: Toxostoma rufum

Gender: The sexes have identical markings.

Location: Ranges across eastern North America.

Occupation: Territorial. Often reclusive. Forages near shrubs on the edges of woods, typically by turning over leaves or digging.

Groups: Louisiana Kossacks, Cranky Users, Readers and Book Lovers, PWB Peeps, An Ear for Music, The Amateur Left, Trolls, TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans, Protest Music, Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter, DKOMA, Daily Kos Gamers, Political Language and Messaging, Logic and Rhetoric at Daily Kos, New Orleans Nation

Hobbies: Enjoys hard corn kernals, black-oil sunflower seeds, & backyard water elements.

Diaries published: 44 (14 days since last diary on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 5678 (1 day since last comment on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 07:38 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1529

Total Comment Ratings: 668

Most Recommended Diary: Bundle or Nothing: Big Telecoms ENDING Universal Phone Service, 306 comments, 340 recommends

People Following Brown Thrasher: 84

Brown Thrasher's Most Recent Diaries:

So much for Mitch McConnell's "robust amendment process". After the Senate debating only 2 amendments thus far (& possibly 2 more Wednesday), McConnell has already filed plans to invoke cloture to ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Despite Tuesday's cloture-block, the Senate will be voting on Fast Track *again* on Thursday. Apparently (according to Roll Call , The Hill , & Politico ), several Democrats are caving on their ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 07:36 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
At the end of Rachel Maddow's discussion about President Obama's interview with Chris Matthews, she announced that the House was going to have its vote on Fast Track *tomorrow.* This is the first I'...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 08:33 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Here we go again — AGAIN. Back for another round after repeated pummelings, the latest incarnation of this hideous, privacy-destroying give-away to the NSA has lurched its way out of committee, ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 07:37 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
A new wave of CISPA look-alike bills are now making their way through the House Intelligence Committee. Besides a literal new CISPA by Mike Rogers & Dutch Ruppersberger themselves (apparently called "
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Amid all of the loudly-trumpeted political news of the day, don't feel too bad if you haven't heard about this one yet — Mike Rogers has gone out of his way to sneak CISPA onto the floor as ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT with 34 Recommends

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