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.

Roadside Green-tailed Towhee Photos

2018-09-11T05:00:27+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Green-tailed Towhees, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Two days ago I was able to photograph a Green-tailed Towhee foraging next to a gravel road up in a Wasatch Mountain Canyon, getting these birds out in the open can be a challenge so I was excited that this towhee was in the clear.

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.