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Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
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Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)

General Description: Abert's Towhees (Melozone aberti) are large, sexually monomorphic sparrows. Abert's are light brown overall with a black mask and reddish-orange under the tail (rusty red under-tail coverts).

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Open desert with shrubs, shrubby canyons.

Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)

Where to Find: Abert's are not common, but check for them at Red Rock Canyon NCA, Corn Creek on the Desert National Wildlife Range, and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Comments: Previously Pipilo aberti.

Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti) If you were a tasty bug or a big seed, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhee; notice dark mask
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhee; notice the rufous undertail coverts
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Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti) Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Living in Las Vegas, we get Abert's Towhees in the yard
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Living in Las Vegas, we get Abert's Towhees in the yard
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti) Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti) Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
Abert's Towhees at my birdbath
more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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