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California Towhee

Melozone crissalis


Small little brown bird, chirps a lot


bushes, and flowered areas

1 species ID suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago
California Towhee
Pipilo crissalis California Towhee


Updated ID

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Actually, it's Melozone crissalis not Pipilo -- the name seems to have changed recently.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

It's chirp sounds like a rusty door, right? And it is orange under the rump, but the red in tis picture is from the flower. Here's another one for comparison:

Now, was the breast really red or is it just a reflection from the flower? I'll look through my North American book, see what I can find.

Yorba Linda, California, USA

Lat: 33.90, Long: -117.80

Spotted on Mar 20, 2010
Submitted on Oct 12, 2010

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