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Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus]

Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus] (= Pipilo maculatus) Swainson, 1827

The spotted towhee is a large New World sparrow. The taxonomy of the towhees has been debated in recent decades, and until 1995 this bird and the eastern towhee were considered a single species, the rufous-sided towhee. Another outdated name for the spotted towhee is the Oregon towhee. The call may be harsher and more varied than for the eastern towhee. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passerellidae
Genus:
   Pipilo
Scientific:
  Pipilo maculatus


Original description

Citation:
  Swainson, 1827

Reference:
  Philos.Mag.n.s. p.434

Protonym:
  Pipilo maculata

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15530444


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4A6D2B3A09DC1603

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4A6D2B3A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4A6D2B3A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554380

Geographic range:

  • Pipilo maculatus maculatus: Highlands of e Mexico (Hidalgo to Veracruz and e Puebla)
  • Pipilo maculatus sympatricus: Mountains of e Mexico (Sierra de Tuxtla of Veracruz)
  • Pipilo maculatus curtatus: SE Br. Col. to ne Calif., Nevada and Idaho; > to se Calif.
  • Pipilo maculatus falcinellus: Interior sw Oregon to Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley
  • Pipilo maculatus montanus: SW US to nw Mexico; > to n Mexico
  • Pipilo maculatus gaigei: Mountains of New Mexico, w Texas and n Mexico (n Coahuila)
  • Pipilo maculatus griseipygius: Mountains of w Mexico (Sierra Madre Occidental)
  • Pipilo maculatus orientalis: Mountains of e Mexico (Sierra Madre Oriental)
  • Pipilo maculatus chiapensis: Mountains of s Mexico (central Chiapas)
  • Pipilo maculatus repetens: Mountains of s Mexico (se Chiapas) and w Guatemala
  • Pipilo maculatus arcticus: Great Plains of North America to sw US; > to ne Mexico
  • Pipilo maculatus macronyx: Mts. of c Mexico (e Michoacán, México, Morelos, Dist. Federal)
  • Pipilo maculatus vulcanorum: Mts. of c Mexico (México, ne Morelos, sw Tlaxcala and w Puebla)
  • Pipilo maculatus oaxacae: Highlands of s Mexico (n and central Oaxaca)
  • Pipilo maculatus oregonus: Coastal sw Br. Col. to sw Oregon; > to s California
  • Pipilo maculatus falcifer: Coastal n Calif. (Del Norte to Santa Cruz and San Benito counties)
  • Pipilo maculatus megalonyx: Coastal s Calif. (Monterey) to nw Baja Calif. and Santa Cruz I.
  • Pipilo maculatus clementae: Santa Rosa, Santa Catalina and San Clemente is. (off s California)
  • Pipilo maculatus umbraticola: NW Baja California (latitude 32°N to 30°N)
  • Pipilo maculatus magnirostris: Mountains of s Baja California (Sierra de la Laguna)
  • Show more...
English:
Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus]
French:
Tohi tacheté [excl. consobrinus]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Arctic Towhee ( Pipilo maculatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus] ( Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus] ( Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus] ( Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus] ( Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus])

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Pipilo maculatus

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Other synonyms


English: Arctic Towhee, Spotted Towhee [excl. consobrinus]
Esperanto: Makulpipilo
French: Tohi tacheté, Tohi tacheté [excl. consobrinus]
Scientific: Pipilo maculata, Pipilo maculatus, Pipilo maculatus [excl. consobrinus], Pipilo maculatus maculatus

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