Green-tailed Towhee

Length: 7.25" (18.5 cms) 

Green-tailed Towhees are small songbirds with a big head, stocky body and longish tail. The bill is thick and sparrowlike. They are larger than most sparrows and have shorter tails than most other towhees. These Towhees scratch at leaf litter under dense cover, occasionally popping into view. They are usually winter visitors to our area.