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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

COSEWIC Assessment Summary


Assessment Summary – November 2000

Common name : Sage Thrasher

Scientific name : Oreoscoptes montanus

Status : Endangered

Reason for designation : In Canada, this species occurs in very small numbers within a restricted range.  Sagebrush habitat availability and quality are under significant pressure in British Columbia, the only province where the species breeds reguarly.

Occurrence : British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan

Status history : Designated Endangered in April 1992.  Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000.  Last assessment based on an update status report.