California Towhee

Melozone crissalis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Code 4

CALT

Code 6

PIPCRI

ITIS

HEAD

California Towhee Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Orange brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Buff with brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

California Towhee Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 54 g (1.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaking and red-brown undertail coverts.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

California Towhee Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short flights wih rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 29-32 cm (11.5-12.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown to dark reddish pink.
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