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    Canyon Towhee Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Canyon Towhees are large sparrows with fairly long tails, chunky bodies and short rounded wings. The bill is short and thick at the base, and the legs are long.

      Relative Size

      Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
      Measurements
      • Male
        • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
        • Weight: 1.3-1.9 oz (37-53 g)
        • Wingspan: 11.5 in (29.21 cm)
      • Female
        • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
        • Weight: 1.3-1.9 oz (37-53 g)
        • Wingspan: 11.5 in (29.21 cm)