- Length: 6.5 inches
- Long, slightly decurved bill
- Bold white supercilium contrasting with dark crown and eyeline
- White throat
- Upper breast densely spotted with black
- Underparts white becoming buffy toward tail and spotted
- Upperparts grayish-brown with black and white streaks and spots
- Long tail barred with black and white
- Dark legs
- Sexes similar
Thrashers are somewhat similar but are larger and lack the white
supercilium and dense spotting on the breast.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.