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Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus


The Spotted Towhee is a large, striking sparrow of sun-baked thickets of the West. When you catch sight of one, they’re gleaming black above (females are grayish), spotted and striped with brilliant white. Their warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves they spend their time hopping around in.


Botanical garden at edge of oak/sage foothills.

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Utah, USA

Lat: 40.77, Long: -111.82

Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

Spotted for mission

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