Green Tailed Towhee

The Green Tailed Towhee spends most of its time in dense low thickets, where it forages on the ground. Like other towhees, it scratches in the leaf-litter with both feet as it searches for food. It is somewhat secretive and difficult to see so we were thrilled to get a quick glimpse at this bird when it quickly flew from a berry thicket and landed on this tree for a few seconds.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green-tailed_Towhee/id
http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-tailed-towhee

16 thoughts on “Green Tailed Towhee

  1. Rich Fletcher

    Great photo. Towhees are among my favorite birds. In our area we have Pacific and rufus-sided. I saw and heard a green-tailed towhee on my last Nor-Cal deer hunt. Distinct sound.

    1. Hi Rich, we mainly see and have spotted Towhees around our area and were quite surprised that the scratching the the shrubs came from this guy not a spotted Towhee. I love the song they sing in the spring.Thanks for the feedback and hope you have a great day.

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