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Sonoran Desert Birds



Canyon towhee - (Pipilo fuscus)

 Canyon towhee

 Canyon towhee

 Canyon towhee

Size: 9. Inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: canyons,mountains
Diet: insects, seeds
Nest: cup low in bush
Field Identification: long tail, dark spot in center of breast, white eye ring, rufous crown
Season: year-round

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

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