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Sonoran Desert Birds



Spotted towhee - (Pipilo maculatus)

 Spotted towhee

 Spotted towhee

 Spotted towhee

 Spotted towhee

Size: 8.5 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: washes,town
Diet: insects, spiders, lizards, snakes, seeds, berries
Nest: cup low in bush
Field Identification: jumps and scratches, red eye, reddish brown sides, white spots on wings
Season: winter

Spotted towhee
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Pipilo
species: maculatus

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