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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Emberizidae.


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  • (Known by mature adults as Pipilo erythrophthalmus, a dangerous name that if tossed out mindlessly at a cocktail party may invoke questions on whether you're taking antibiotics.)

    At the End of a Day

  • These authors identified their specimens from Diamante Pass and from Saltillo as _Pipilo maculatus gaigei_.

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • The second member of our lyrical quartette is the elegant green-tailed towhee, known scientifically as _Pipilo chlorurus_.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Colorado furnishes another towhee, though why he should have been put into the Pipilo group by the ornithologists is more than I can tell at this moment.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • And for my part, being neither self conceited nor an ornithologist, I am willing to confess that I have once or twice been so badly deceived that now the mere sight of this _Pipilo_ is, so to speak,

    Birds in the Bush

  • If self-possession be four fifths of good manners, our red-eyed Pipilo may certainly pass for a gentleman.

    Birds in the Bush

  • Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) - a regular at the feeders.

    BC Bloggers

  • The Inyo California Towhee (Pipilo fuscus eremophilus) is being recommended for delisting.

  • The Oaxaca sparrow (Aimophila notosticta), golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), russet nightingale-thrush (Catharus occidentalis), hooded yellowthroat (Geothlypis nelsoni), and collared towhee (Pipilo ocai) are also species which prefer the habitats offered by this mountainous ecoregion.

    Sierra Madre de Oaxaca pine-oak forests

  • Also found in this ecoregion; amethyst-throated hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus), Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), ruddy foliage-gleaner (Automlus rubigihosus), russet-nightingale-thrush (Catharus occidentalis), and collared towhee (Pipilo ocai).

    Sierra Madre del Sur pine-oak forests


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