Birding Hot Spots

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Spotted Towhee

by John Shackford

Spotted Towhee

Although the Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) and Eastern Towhee (P. erythrophthalmus) are closely related, they are currently classified as separate species. The debate about “splitting” these into two species or “lumping” them into one has an interesting history. The American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU), official arbiter of bird nomenclature, periodically puts out updated Checklist Editions

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