Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Green-tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus
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General Comments Accidental. The only accepted state record of Green-tailed Towhee was a bird found near Southport (Brunswick) on 5 Jan 2002 and seen by many birders until about 24 Apr* [Chat 69:38-40 link], [Chat 67:3-4 link]. An unaccepted sighting from Bodie Island (Dare) on 28 Nov 1975 was reported in American Birds (30:53), without any supporting information or documentation [Chat 54:58 link].
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One accepted record (see above).
Piedmont No records.
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
1/2 *
Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2011-12-18], LeGrand[2011-09-19]
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