A Photo Study Of A Green-tailed Towhee And Some Other Towhees

The Green-tailed Towhee (Pipillo chlorurus) is a beautiful western species. One showed up this week with a bunch of other sparrows in the backyard of a birding family in Collingswood, NJ. The bird afforded great looks on January 5th and I've included some of the photographs of the GTTO with photos of some other Towhee species below.

I was able to get back to photograph the bird again early this morning (January 8th) in bright sunshine. Also, there was a First Year Cooper's Hawk checking out the scene from a tree right next door. I have added some more pictures of the GTTO into the thumbnail display below (images K-O).

The GTTO was still hanging out on March 18th, 2009. I'll bet it heads southwest sometime soon.


 
Green-tailed Towhee In Collingswood, NJ, January 5th, 2009
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The Collingswood GTTO On March 18th, 2009

The Collingswood GTTO On March 18th, 2009


First Year Cooper's Hawk On January 8th, 2009
 


 
Please click on the captions or the thumbnails below to see a larger image...thanks! 

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P-Abert'sTowhee
 Phoenix, AZ
February 2007

Q-CanyonTowhee
 El Paso, Texas
March 2008

R-EasternTowheeFemale3
 Peace Valley Park, PA
June 2008

S-EasternTowheeFemale
 Peace Valley Park, PA
June 2008

T-EasternTowheeJuvenile
 Peace Valley Park, PA
July 2008

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U-EasternTowheeJuvenile
 Peace Valley Park, PA
July 2008

V-EasternTowheeMale
 Peace Valley Park, PA
June 2008

W-EasternTowheeMale
 Peace Valley Park, PA
June 2008

X-SpottedTowhee
 Napa Valley, CA
September 2007

Y-SpottedTowhee
 Napa Valley, CA
September 2007

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Howard B. Eskin 2009                    Please click here to email suggestions or comments to hbeskin@voicenet.com