White-throated Towhee Melozone albicollis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Oleg Chernyshov

White-throated Towhee is a Mexican endemic found mainly in the state of Oaxaca, spilling over into adjacent Guerrero and Puebla. Squeaky flocks numbering a dozen or more individuals inhabit arid country with open, scrubby slopes. Here, the species may be found with the generally duller Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus). Its most obvious field marks are the white chin and throat separated by a pale cinnamon band. Note also the White-throated’s very thin, pale wingbars—absent in Canyon Towhee.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

White-throated Towhee (Melozone albicollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whttow1