Scientific Name: Pipilo chlorurus
Population Estimate: 4.1M, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Year-round in dry shrub land of montane American West. Winters extending into Mexico.
Field Notes: Small towhee but large and long-tailed for an American sparrow. Overall grey bird with striking rufous crown, white throat, and olive-green patches on wing. Ascending cat-like mew call, reminiscent of a Grey Catbird.
Personal Notes: Seen at Vedawoo outside of Laramie, then again in the Bighorn Mountains. Once again seen on Deseret Ranch in Utah.