Spotted Towhee Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large sparrow with a thick, pointed bill, short neck, chunky body, and long, rounded tail.

    Relative Size

    About a third again bigger than a Song Sparrow and twice as heavy. Smaller than a robin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.7-8.3 in (17-21 cm)
      • Weight: 1.2-1.7 oz (33-49 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.0 in (28 cm)