Green-tailed Towhee Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Green-tailed Towhees are small but chunky 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.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Song Sparrow, smaller than an American Robin.

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Weight: 0.8-1.4 oz (21.5-39.4 g)