They got their common name because of the way they use their long bills to "thrash" through dirt or dead leaves, as they search for insects (their staple diet). They may also eat berries.
- Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus
Genus Toxostoma – typical thrashers
- Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufumLong-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma longirostreCozumel Thrasher, Toxostoma guttatum – possibly extinct (2006?)Gray Thrasher, Toxostoma cinereumBendire's Thrasher, Toxostoma bendireiOcellated Thrasher, Toxostoma ocellatumCurve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostreCalifornia Thrasher, Toxostoma redivivumCrissal Thrasher, Toxostoma crissaleLe Conte's Thrasher, Toxostoma leconteiVizcaino Thrasher, Toxostoma arenicola
- White-breasted Thrasher, Ramphocinclus brachyurus
Genus Allenia – formerly in Margarops
- Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Allenia fusca
- Barbados Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Allenia fusca atlantica – extinct (c. 1990)
- Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Margarops fuscatus
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