mostly grayish-green body, rufous crown (California, USA; 2006-04-23)

Green-tailed Towhee
Pipilo chlorurus

Native Range: North America

Notes: a small but distinctive towhee found in dense scrub in arid regions; song consists of several introductory notes usualy followed by two or morel towhee-like trills; no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; white throat with black edgings (California, USA; 2006-04-23)

conical bill; hints of yellow on wings and tail (California, USA; 2006-04-23)

grey breast; lighter belly (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

side view facing right (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

side view facing left (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)