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Abert's Towhee by Kimberly Chadwick

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Tucson, AZ 2010
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Abert’s Towhee

This scarce species is found in thickets, mesquite, and stands of willows and cottonwoods along water. Frequents desert woodlands and stream-side thickets at lower elevations than the Canyon Towhee. Also found in suburban yards and orchards.

Abert’s Towhee forages the ground by raking it with both feet to expose insects and seeds.

Staying in its breeding range year round, it is monogamous and usually mates for life. females lay three or four pale blue-green eggs in a cup nest close to the ground in a bush or tree.

VOICE Song a loud set of high,sweet,staccato tones on much lower pitch. Calls include a high seeeep and notes like component of song or sharp peek notes

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Another new one for me, nice detailed capture, and interesting read Kim

  • Thank you so much Larry for your supportive comments! I hadn’t realized that I maxed in my admissions to your group ~ so I had to clean house in order to get this one in…lol~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend….Hugs…Tom

  • Thanks Tom ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    he blends well !! Great shot !

  • I debated uploading him but decided that I didn’t have anything else for today’s “lesson” lol ~ Thank you honey!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 4 years ago

    What a pretty bird, love the little head crest, gorgeous capture Kimberly:)

  • I am glad that you like it, thank you very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful bird, I have the California Spotted Tohee, here in Oregon. They are very colorful and are only here in the Winter and then are gone. Dee

  • I have seen the Spotted Towhee but haven’t captured any loadable images yet. I agree they are a beautiful bird! Thank you for your kind words and visit today!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • eyepaint
    eyepaintover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • I appreciate the visit and comments eyepaint, Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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