Brown Thrashers are mimics, meaning they mimic the calls of other birds. Play the song above and notice that the song repeats each note 2 times. You can tell this song from the other mimics Northern Mockingbird and Gray Catbird) because of the 2 notes. "Mockers" mimic notes in groups of 3 or more and catbirds mimic single notes at a time.
Most often found in dense vegetation in hedgerows, old fields, and wood edges where it often forages on the ground
The Brown Thrasher is a permanent resident of the Atlanta area and is the state bird of Georgia. They are extremely secretive and can sometimes be hard to find in thickets. Often heard before it is seen.