Habitat - they prefer the woodlands and like to hang around thickets and not as likely to come near residences although I have often found them in my back yard.
Migration - these birds only migrate short distances, usually to get out of the could. Some don't migrate at all.
Diet - rather than frequent the bird feeder, the brown thrasher is a ground feeder and scavenges through the leaves at ground level looking for insects, seeds and nuts.
Behavior - these birds are quite aggressive and will protect their nest voraciously.