Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee perched on a log
Green-tailed Towhee perched on a log in Upper Beaver Meadows.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 7-7.5”
Description: Grayish overall with olive-yellow wings, back and tail, a rufous crown, white throat and a dark “mustache” stripe.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Breed in dry hillsides, shrublands and riparian areas to 10,000 and occasionally 12,000 feet.
Diet: Forage by scratching on the ground and eat seeds and small insects.

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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