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click the music symbol below to listen to the Brown Trasher's song.
On April 6, 1935, the Brown Thrasher was first chosen as the Georgia state bird
by official proclamation of the Governor. In 1970, at the request of the Garden Clubs of
Georgia, it was designated by the Legislature as the official state bird. The
Brown Thrasher is commonly found in the eastern section of the United States, ranging north to
Canada and west to the Rockies. The bird migrates to the North in the summer and spends
its winters in the Southern states.
Almost a foot in length, the
Thrasher has a long,
curved bill and a very long tail. It has two prominent white wing bars, a rich brown color
on its top side, and a creamy white breast heavily streaked with brown.