Curve-billed Thrasher on Saguaro

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My previous two posts depicted the iconic Saguaro cactus, in flower and in its Sonoran desert setting. In this photo, a Curve-billed Thrasher is perched on the top of a Saguaro, just above the developing flower buds. It is amazing that these thrashers will spend so much time on cactus, and even nest in the dense Cholla cactus, having great numbers of spines, which allows for protection from predators. Yet the thrashers themselves never seem to be damaged by so many spines.
Taken By
Allen Woodliffe
Taken On
April 6, 2012
'curve-billed thrasher' 'sonoran desert' 'saguaro'
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Focal: 400
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 11
  • ISO: 250

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