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Spotted towhee
Pipilo maculatus

Spotted towhee
Spotted towhee
Spotted towhee

Size: 8.5 inches
Overall Color: black or gray and rufous and white
Occurrence: open woods with shrubs
Diet: insects, spiders, snakes, seeds, berries
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: jumps and scratches, red eye, reddish brown sides, white spots on wings and back, black or gray head
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 81 Emberizidae (sparrows,juncos,towhees,some buntings)
Genus: Pipilo
Species: maculatus

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