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Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

Notes:

Carrying food for young. The largest North American sparrow.

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8 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Beautiful shot & composition.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

I've learned something new in the bird world!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

They are. A bit frowsy and bumbly and poking around ineffectually, but so adorable.

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

the young must be adorable!

"A beloved mother!"

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

Yes, they also nest in my garden, which is not where this was taken. The young are out and around looking for food for themselves under my feeders. I especially like the Spotted Towhee as it stays with us all year round and gives me some winter birds to watch from the window!:)

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

Pretty bird!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

You could almost tell what kind of bugs, grubs, worms he has in his mouth from the photo!

KathleenMcEachern
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KathleenMcEachern

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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