Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Code 4

SPTO

Code 6

PIPMAC

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HEAD

Spotted Towhee Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: In juvenile, light brown to gray-brown to brownish yellow, becoming dark reddish brown to scarlet at maturity.
  • Head Pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Spotted Towhee Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-19 cm (7-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: White with red-brown sides.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Spotted Towhee Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift bounding flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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