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California Towhee

Melozone crissalis

Description:

This bird was greyish overall ,a little bigger than a mockingbird and had a crest. It flew in from the open space.

Habitat:

Foothills

1 Species ID Suggestions

JohnGrant
JohnGrant 9 years ago
Northern Cardinal (Female)
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern Cardinal


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4 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

I was hoping it would be a phainpepla. The colors were grey and there was a crest for sure. What is funny is that the bird has a crest in one picture and no crest in the other. it is the same bird for sure.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Liam ,the green tailed towhee has a crest. Chances of this one being a green tailed towhee is very less.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Was it windy? It does look like a Cardinal, but the bill is totally wrong. This is a California Towhee. Looks like it's having a bad hair day.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

John,in northern California?

Hema
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California, USA

Spotted on Feb 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012

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