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Gray with rusty crown - Colorado (1 Viewer)

oneheartflies

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Date is 11/18/2017 Southern Colorado

I live in Southeastern Colorado on the prairie (high desert at about 4500 ft) and in my backyard, on the ground, I saw for the first time a pair of light gray birds with a rusty orange crown and rusty orange under the tail. He was a little bigger and plumper than a robin with a longish tail. He had a white upper chest then brownish streaks on his belly. His beak was short.

Unfortunately I didn't think to get a photo (I will next time, if he comes back) but was able to watch a pair for a few minutes. I can't find this description in my bird books, which focus on Colorado birds and Western birds.

I'm a member of Feeder Watch and e-bird, so I hope to add him to a list, if possible.

Thank you for your help!
 

oneheartflies

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Thanks!

I had towhee as a possibility, but my book photos just weren't enough. I googled Canyon Towhee and sure enough that 's him!

I appreciate both speedy replies! Thank you!
 

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