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The official Georgia state bird.

Georgia State Bird

Name: Brown Thrasher
Binomial Name: Toxostoma rufum
Adopted: Legislation of 1935

The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is a species of thrasher that lives in thickets and heavy brush, often searching for food in dry leaves on the ground.

It averages 11-1/2 inches long and is mostly brown or reddish-brown above, with a white breast and throat streaked with brown, two white bars on each wing and a long tail. It has a large and somewhat curved beak.

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