White feathers on Cal towhee throat


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Doris Lopez

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Subject: White feathers on Cal towhee throat
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 18:20:25 -0700
From: Sue Morgan <smorgan8455@...>
To: Doris Lopez <djlopez@...>

Took me awhile, but here it is ... thx Doris ...

Here is a picture that Lee Aurich took 3/22 at Lake Temescal. Note the white feathers on both sides of the Cal towhee throat. I had seen this same patterning when at Black Diamond Mines on Friday (3/18) with a Cal towhee. I don't ever recall ever seeing this before and these two birds are miles apart ... Can anyone spread some light on this ...  thanks, Sue

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