Spotted Towhee

Other Names: Rufous-sided Towhee, Oregon Towhee, Socorro Towhee

Distribution: western United States and northern Mexico.

Description:

Size: 17-22 cm in length.

Plumage:  Males' head, chest, rump, and tail are black, the back and wings are black, with many white spots, the sides are rufous, and the underside is white. Females are brown where males are black. The legs are pale, the beak is black, and the eyes are yellow.

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Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
cracked-corn
nut-meats
peanuts
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
crown
head
plain
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
chirping
twittering
harsh call
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
chaparral
oakpinewoodland
savanna
shrubs
fields
Forests
Urban
Color
black
blackandwhite
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species