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

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    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)