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California Towhee
Pipilo crissalis

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MarshallAren 7 years ago

I guess you guys are right....I just added a picture of the regular Towhee that I'm used to seeing....Not sure if it's just the way the light hit him, the different song or the fact that he was on top of a pole, instead of on the ground where I regularly see him that threw me off, but....

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

I agree with Towhee look at neck spots on the reference

Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 7 years ago

What are you seeing in this bird that points away from CATO?

MarshallAren 7 years ago


Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 7 years ago

I'm confident it's a California Towhee. Birds give calls and songs which sound totally different so you might have heard one or the other. Here's a photo of a California Towhee in case you don't know what I'm talking about

MarshallAren 7 years ago

Thank you for the response, Caleb, but I don't think it is a Towhee.....I've got them around here at my feeding station, but the coloring is wrong and the song ( which is what initially caught my attention ) was different.

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Laguna Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2016

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