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Towhees

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae - 7 species in 5 genera depicted (out of 130 species in 31 genera, per iNaturalist 12-29-2019)
As of summer 2017, many of the New World sparrows were split off into a separate family leading to lots of ambiguities and contradictions on web sources.

cf - Family: Emberizidae (Old World buntings)

Species on this page

+ Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
+ California towhee (Melozone crissalis or Pipilo crissalis - disputed)

Passerellidae species on separate pages

+ Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) - see separate page

+ Rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
+ Golden-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
+ White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
+ Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

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Towhees

Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

stanford tree walk 2019

Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Stanford Tree Walk 2019
April 27, 2019
Canon 7DmarkII

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Stanford

Spotted towhee

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Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Stanford

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Spotted towhee

spotted towhee

Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
April 21, 2018
Stanford Quad
Canon 7Dmark2
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California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)

Towhee

towhee

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
July 20, 2015
The Knoll, Stanford
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Towing the line

towhee

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Arizona Cactus Garden, Stanford
With Nature Through Photography class
August 21, 2016
Canon Rebel T5i
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Towhee

don edwards national shoreline

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Don Edwards National Shoreline
December 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Close encounter

stanford dish 2018

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Stanford Dish
July 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Of the towhee kind

stanford dish 2018

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Stanford Dish
July 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Birds

+ By type
+ By location
+ Miscellaneous

Other Passeriformes

+ Mimidae: Mockingbirds
+ Turdidae: American robin
+ Turdidae: Western bluebird
+ Tyrannidae: Tyrant flycatchers, phoebes
+ Emberizidae: Sparrows and juncos
+ Icteridae: Grackles
+ Icteridae: Meadowlarks
+ Furnariidae: Horneros
+ Nectariniidae: Sunbirds
+ Thraupidae: Darwin's finches
+ Corvidae: Corvids - Crows and Ravens
+ Corvidae: Scrub-jays

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Last modified: December 29, 2019
Created: December 16, 2019 (split off from sparrow.html)
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