Monday, January 31, 2011

Abert's Towhee

I had business meetings today at 10:30 and at noon and since my flight back to Portland didn't leave until 8:30 PM, I took advantage and spent about two and half hours at Clark County Wetlands Park in Henderson, Nevada. The folks at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve had recommended it.
It turned out to be a great birding area and I ended up seeing four new life birds. The first new bird and first bird I saw was this Abert's Towhee. I didn't even know this bird existed, but It seems clear that this is the correct identification as even though the California and Canyon Towhees are possibilities, Sibley points out that these Towhees typically do not overlap ranges. The black face is also unique to the Abert's.

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