Re: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: Eastern Towhee (Female) at Eaton Canyon.
There is no CBRC endorsed record of an Eastern Towhee for California - closest occurrence appears to be a record for southeast Arizona.
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From: Daniel S. Cooper
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:58 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: Eastern Towhee (Female) at Eaton Canyon.
This just appeared today - could this be a first state record?
(by the way, Eaton Canyon = Eaton Cyn. Nature Center in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co.)
--- In LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com, "Hill Penfold" <hpenfold@...> wrote:
There was a female Eastern Towhee along the east side of the trail
near the SW corner of the nature center building this morning about 9
AM. I first noticed it because it was kick-scratching very vigorously
in leaf litter, more so than it seems to me that either species of our
local towhees usually does. Also head and wings were not the duller
gray of a Spotted Towhee female, but a definite brown. It had no spots
on the back and no wing bars. The eye appeared brown. I did not notice
whether or not there was a white patch at the base of the primaries
simply because I didn't look for it. I'm going to try again tomorrow.
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