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Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca)
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Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)

General Description: Canyon Towhees (Melozone fusca) are large, sexually monomorphic sparrows. They are light gray-brown overall with a black central spot, a bit of a dark necklace, a reddish cap, and reddish-brown under the tail (rusty red under-tail coverts).

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae. Formerly Pipilo fuscus.

Favored Habitat: Shrubby desert hills and canyons.

Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Canyon Towhees around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them from western Arizona to southern Colorado and west Texas, and south into Mexico.

Comments:

Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus) If you were a tasty bug or a big seed, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
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Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
Canyon Towhee; Ft Stockton, Texas
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Canyon Towhee; Ft Stockton, Texas
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Canyon Towhee; Big Bend, Texas
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Canyon Towhee; Portal, Arizona
Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
Canyon Towhee; Portal, Arizona
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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