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

8 thoughts on “Green Tailed Towhee

    1. HI Jet, yes it is a treat to see these birds as they are usually hidden in the shrubs or in the sagebrush. We typically encounter one or two per year but that is all and mostly further away than this occasion. Hope you get to see one again and happy Monday.

    1. Hi and happy Monday. They are indeed beautiful birds yet difficult to see. We have had the luck to see them a few times and each occasion different. It is a joy to hear them perched in the spring singing.

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