Green-tailed Towhees

Pipilo chlorurus

Green-tailed Towhees have rufous crowns, white throat markings, dark mustache stripes and greenish backs, wings and tails, gray body plumage and are larger than most sparrows.

Green-tailed Towhee Perched On A Blooming Utah Serviceberry

2018-05-31T05:18:46+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Birds, Green-tailed Towhees, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I spent some time up in the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains yesterday photographing the birds I found including this handsome Green-tailed Towhee perched on a blooming Utah Serviceberry.

Green-tailed Towhee Singing In A Mountain Canyon

2018-05-25T04:54:34+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Green-tailed Towhees, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I had fun yesterday morning photographing a male Green-tailed Towhee singing in a mountain canyon, this was a bird I heard before I spotted him perched on a flowering branch.

I’m Looking Forward to Photographing Green-tailed Towhees

2018-05-03T05:16:10+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Birds, Green-tailed Towhees, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Green-tailed Towhees are migratory so I don't see them year round in Utah like I do their close relatives the Spotted Towhees. Green-tailed Towhees spend their winters in the southern most parts of the U.S. and in Mexico and I miss seeing a hearing them while they are away.

My Year of Bird Photography in 2017

2017-12-31T13:08:10+00:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: American Tree Sparrows, American White Pelicans, Birds, Common Goldeneyes, Green-tailed Towhees, Idaho, Prairie Falcons, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Red-tailed Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Short-eared Owls, Swainson's Hawks, Utah, Yellow-rumped Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love what I do, I love my subjects and it doesn't matter if I find them close to home or further away. I am blessed. 2017 has been wonderful and I am excited for what 2018 may bring.