Bendire’s Thrashers primarily forages on the ground for insects. They occasionally consume spiders, berries, and other fruits. They use their bill to overturn rocks and vegetation in search of insects, but they do not dig as effectively as other thrashers. The male will sing in spring and summer to defend nesting territories. They place their nests in dense low shrubs, trees, or cacti. Females lay three to five eggs, and the young leave the nest approximately 12 days after hatching.