Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Bright Rufous crown, gray face, nape, breast and flanks. Black malar stripe outlined by white, with a distinctive white throat. Back, wings, and tail are an olive-green color.
Habitat: Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper, Riparian/Deciduous, Residential
Time of year: Spring, Fall
Relative Abundance: Fairly common during migration in spring and fall only
Behavior: Like other towhee species, Green-tailed Towhees are primarily a ground-dweller. They kick around in the leaf litter scratching to uncover insects and seeds.In residential settings they prefer white-proso millet.Somewhat of a skulker.
Diet: Seed, Insects
Similar species: Canyon Towhee, Spotted Towhee
Best Sites: Watson Woods, Stricklin Park, Granite Creek Park, Heritage Park