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Abert's Towhee: Pipilo abertiAuthor(s): Robert C. Tweit; Deborah M. Finch
Source: Tweit, Robert C.; Finch, Deborah M. 1994. Abert's Towhee: Pipilo aberti. In: Poole, A., ed. The Birds of North America Online. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/111.
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DescriptionAbert's Towhee inhabits dense brush and woodlands along Sonoran Desert rivers and streams in Arizona and surrounding states. Spencer Baird described this species in 1852 (Am. Ornithol. Union 1983) and named it for Lt. James William Abert, U.S. Army (1820-1897), who obtained the specimen as a result of a survey of New Mexico at the end of the Mexican War. Abert, a West Point graduate, served in the Topographical Engineers and retired from the Army after the Civil War with the rank of Lt. Colonel (Mearns and Mearns 1992).
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CitationTweit, Robert C.; Finch, Deborah M. 1994. Abert's Towhee: Pipilo aberti. In: Poole, A., ed. The Birds of North America Online. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/111.
KeywordsAbert's Towhee, Pipilo aberti, distribution, migration, behavior, breeding, conservation
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