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L 7.5" Distinguished from Eastern Towhee by white spotting on back & scapulars. Amount of white on tip of tail differs to make geographical races. S. Calif race is megalonyx.
Second growth with dense shrubs & extensive leaf litter
I saw this bird on a hike in chapparel & in my urban canyon back yard.
Spotted on Mar 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013