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Description of a New Spotted Towhee from the Great Basin by J. Grinnell

H.S. Swarth
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
5 (September-October)
Section: 
Publications Reviewed
Year: 
1911
Pages: 
170

DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPOTTED TOWHEE FROM THE GREAT BASIN. BY J. GRINNELL.

[Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool., vol. 7, August 24, 1911, pp. 309-311.]

The Towhee of northern Nevada, northeastern California and southern Oregon is here separated as a distinct form, under the name of Pipilo maculatus curtatus, type locality Pine Forest Mountains, Nevada. From P. m. montanus of Arizona and New Mexico it is distinguished by shorter wing and tail, and darker coloration; from P.m. megalonyx by somewhat paler coloration, greater extent of white markings, and much shorter hind-toe-and-claw. It is a migratory form, the summer range about as given above, while winter specimens were secured on the lower Colorado River.

H. S. Swarth

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