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Canyon Towhee

Melozone fusca

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Large, stocky sparrow. Uniform matte brown body, with buffy throat and orange undertail. Forages primarily for seeds by running and hopping on the ground. Favors desert grasslands with scattered dense shrubs, rocky terrain, and other shrubby, dry habitats. Little range overlap with the very similar California Towhee. Unlike California, Canyon tends to shy away from neighborhoods and other human development. Instead, look for them in more remote areas.

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