Green-tailed towhee

Green-tailed towhee

Pipilo chlorurus

The green-tailed towhee is the smallest towhee, but is still one of the larger members of the American sparrow family Passerellidae. Its breeding range covers most of the interior Western United States, with a winter range in Mexico and the southern edge of the Southwestern United States. This bird can be recognized by the bright green stripes on the edge of its wings. It has a distinct white throat and a rufous cap. It measures 7.25 in long and weighs 29 g . It is fairly tame, but often stays hidden under a bush. It is fairly common in habitats with sagebrush and other such bushes. It is uncommonly seen because of its tendency to stay under cover.

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Green-tailed towhee habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition


1. Green-tailed towhee Wikipedia article -
2. Green-tailed towhee on The IUCN Red List site -
3. Xeno-canto bird call -

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