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Spotted Towhee
Pipilo maculatus

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Use to be called Rufous-sided Towhee.

A ground feeding bird. Scratching through the under brush and leaves.
Very seldom comes out into the open except to feed on a man made feeder.
If you watch this bird closely you see it hope backwards scratch away the the surface
leafs and other surface things to get at what is under them. Feeds mostly on spiders, lizards, insects, & grass seed.


Map & range not to any scale.




Not to good of a photo but wanted to show you they do go to trees.


Let's take a quick look at an Eastern Towhee for comparison.


09-28-05 Grand Canyon



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