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Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus


Beautiful bird with red eyes, a black hood and wings, white breast and rufous sides. Females have a brown hood. There are white spots on the wings, giving it its name.


Coast Sage Scrub next to pond.

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Thanks again, EnvUnlimited.
They sure are, Joshua! I smile whenever I hear them rustling in the leaves with their sweet sounds but an ecstatic when I get a glimpse!

JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

They're real shy aren't they?!

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 4 years ago

Yes I have missed so many spottings that way. Either way thanks for sharing this awesome spotting

Thank you EnvUnlimited. That's the worst when you spot something without a camera! Hope you catch it next time :)

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 4 years ago

Beautiful! I saw one of this the other day and I loved it. Of course no camera on hand :(

That's awesome!

Hema 4 years ago

A lovely bird!
Guess what ?i saw afeather of a red tailed hawk. The sheer vibrance of the orange ,,blew me away!!

San Marcos, California, USA

Lat: 33.13, Long: -117.14

Spotted on Jan 20, 2015
Submitted on Jan 21, 2015

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