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Green-tailed Towhee

Pipilo chlorurus

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Large sparrow with unique color pattern: gray body, fairly bright greenish wings and tail, rufous crown, and white throat. Forages on the ground or in dense shrubs primarily for seeds and insects. Favors disturbed areas in montane forest and open slopes for breeding. In winter, they join mixed species flocks in dense mesquite areas of desert washes. Rarely visits feeders. Nasal call note is unique.

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