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California Thrasher
2008-09-17 15:11:25

The California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum), is a large bird found primarily in chaparral habitat in California and Baja California. The California Thrasher is the only species of Toxostoma throughout most of its limited range. Like most thrashers, it rarely flies in the open, preferring to keep hidden in dense brush. Therefore, while it is common throughout much of its range, it is rarely...

Greater Roadrunner
2007-12-18 13:17:11

The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), is a large, long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. It is one of the two roadrunner species in the genus Geococcyx. The roadrunner is also known as the Chaparral Cock. The breeding habitat is desert and shrubby country in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It can be seen in the US states of California, Arizona, New...

Canyon Towhee Brown Towhee
2006-11-19 21:33:15

The Canyon Towhee or Brown Towhee, Pipilo fuscus, is a bird of the family Emberizidae. It is native to low-lying areas from Arizona, southern Colorado, and western Texas south to Oaxaca, Mexico. The Canyon Towhee's natural habitat is brush or chaparral. This bird avoids coastal areas. It has been debated that the towhee is actually a member of the bird family Fringillidae, although genetics...

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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