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The Bassian Thrush is often difficult to see, as it is an unobtrusive species that forages among dense vegetation. When foraging, it often stands still before dashing forward and then vigorously jabbing its bill into the ground to seize a worm or other invertebrate. When disturbed, it sometimes crouches on the ground and freezes, relying on its cryptic plumage to conceal its presence. However, the species is easily flushed, when it flies from the ground up to a nearby low perch, or off through the trees and shrubs.
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