|California Towhee. San Ysidro, California. March 2, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
Even though it was split 25 years ago I still catch myself calling this bird Brown Towhee, from time to time.
California Towhee is a common backyard bird and abundant in chaparral habitats throughout California, Baja, and extreme SW Oregon. Canyon Towhee is paler and is found from Colorado, Arizona, and to Texas, south to central Mexico. Canyon Towhee is a species I have yet to see.