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Green-Tailed Towhee

Pipilo chlorurus

The Green-Tailed Towhee prefers species-rich shrub habitats, and disturbed and open areas of montane forest for breeding. In summer, this bird ranges over much of the western USA, but they spend winters in the American Southwest and Mexico. This bird is the smallest of our towhees, though they are still larger than other members of the sparrow clan.

Thus far, my meetings with this species have been in southern Oregon, the Californian Eastern Sierra Nevada region, and in southern Arizona. I am looking forward to my next meeting, no matter where it occurs.

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