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Spotted Towhee
  Pipilo maculatus

* Inhabits dense shrubby undergrowth.

* Song and call notes are one of the most commonly heard noises in the oak scrub habitat on the Wasatch Front.

* Digs in litter with a characteristic double hop (it hops forward with both feet and then scratches backward).

* During the breeding season it feeds mostly on insects, spiders, and millipedes. At other times of the year it feeds mostly on seeds, acorns, and fruits.

  Photo copyright by Robert Shanz Photo can be viewed at http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/Towhees/Spotted/20070225Towhee01.htm    

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