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Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
canyon towhee

DESCRIPTION: L=8" (20cm). Sexes similar. Overall brownish-gray with rust-colored crown and undertail coverts and a dark spot on breast. Song begins with "chedep" followed by a series of slurred notes.
NATURAL HISTORY: Feeds on seeds and insects, usually on the ground, and often under shrubs and trees where it can be heard scratching with both feet at the same time.