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Green-tailed Towhee

Pipilo chlorurus


Olive above with reddish crown, distinct white throat by dark stripe & white stripes.


Possum Branch Preserve in dense shrubbery near a pond.


This bird is a rare sighting in Florida

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ceherzog 6 years ago

Sorry you didn't see it. It's quite a good looking bird despite my bad picture. It never would come out of the shadows and it kept scratching & hopping in the way of the towhees.

Liam 6 years ago

Feeding the bird seed was a good idea. The towhee that stayed in Athens was on private property (but visible from the road), so no sprinkling bird seed there. It isn't the same bird, because this Towhee in Florida was reported before and during the bird in Georgia was being seen. Once again, congrats on finding him. I wasn't able to get out to see the one in Georgia. :\

ceherzog 6 years ago

yep! Still here...but, someone is sprinkling seed on the ground so it might be hanging out for that...hey, maybe we have your bird!

Liam 6 years ago

Congrats. He's still around? The GTTO in Athens here in Georgia disappeared sometime early last month.

Safety Harbor, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.99, Long: -82.69

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

Spotted for mission

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