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Abert's Towhee Melozone aberti

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Large sparrow with a thick bill and long tail. Brown overall with contrasting pale bill and dark face.


Large, ground-dwelling sparrow with a thick bill and long tail. Brown overall with warm reddish brown undertail. Pale bill contrasts with dark face.


Large, long-tailed sparrow with a restricted range in brushy woodlands of the southwestern U.S. and extreme northwest Mexico.


Occurs in cottonwood, willow, and mesquite brush mainly along tributaries of the Colorado River; also found in salt cedar and marshes.

Recommended Citation

Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: