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Canyon Towhee
This is an adult feeding a fledgling. Note the light buff (not rusty brown) throat and malar. Formerly treated as a race of "Brown Towhee" which was split into California Towhee and Canyon Towhee in 1989. There is no overlap in range between these two similar species. Formerly included with the typical towhees in the genus "Pipilo", they were moved to the genus Melozone (ground sparrows) in 2010. This is the subspecies "M. f. mesoleuca" which ranges through most of Arizona.
Location
Portal, Arizona, USA.
Date taken
4 August 2022.
Scientific name
Melozone fusca
Opus Editor
Well spotted and nicely framed. Very informative, too. Now that it's wet and cold where I live, the photo reminds me of some warmer places I've visited.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
71
Comment count
4

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
CanyonTowheeIMG_3241.jpg
File size
267.7 KB
Date taken
Thu, 04 August 2022 8:40 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 664px

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