Perching

Canyon Towhee

Pipilo fuscus
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Length: 9 in. (23 cm )
A resident of desert slopes and vegetated gulleys, the Canyon Towhee is sensitive to human intrusions. It has been pushed back from urban and suburban expansion into more remote parts of the desert. Its bulky nest is made of twigs, grass and bark and placed in a bush or low tree near the ground. It runs on the ground like a large rodent and feeds by using both feet simultaneously to scratch up seeds and insects from the leaf litter.

The four-digit banding code is CANT.


Chaparral

Cliffs / boulders

Desert

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Canyon Towhee
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canyon-towhee

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Canyon Towhee. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canyon-towhee

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Canyon Towhee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canyon-towhee

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Canyon Towhee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canyon-towhee

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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