Rufous-sided Towhee, a staggeringly gorgeous bird that's tragically prone to window strike death because of its territorial nature. I've buried far, far too many males who perished because reflections in the windows of my office were mistaken for territorial rivals. Times like these, I almost wish I weren't human. The rufous-sided towhee is a wholly lovely animal.
Green-tailed Towhees are one of the smallest towhees but are also one of the largest members of the American sparrow family. Their breeding range covers much of the interior Western U.S. but they like to spend the winters in Baja and other parts of Mexico. The following photo was taken in the low light conditions of evening. This makes the bird look more blue than it really is.