Taxon profile


California Towhee
Melozone crissalis (Vigors, 1839)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Passerellidae - New World Sparrows »  genus Melozone

Scientific synonyms

Pipilo crissalis (Vigors, 1839)

Other names

= Inyo California Towhee

Least Concern LC


Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Melozone crissalis albigula (S. F. Baird, 1860)
subspecies Melozone crissalis aripolia (Oberholser, 1919)
subspecies Melozone crissalis bullata (Grinnell & Swarth, 1926)
subspecies Melozone crissalis carolae (McGregor, 1899)
subspecies Melozone crissalis crissalis (Vigors, 1839)
subspecies Melozone crissalis eremophila (van Rossem, 1935)
subspecies Melozone crissalis petulans (Grinnell & Swarth, 1926)
subspecies Melozone crissalis senicula (Anthony, 1895)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Melozone crissalis]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22721323]

Bird Life [] [as Melozone crissalis (Vigors, 1839)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Melozone crissalis (Vigors, 1839)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Melozone crissalis Vigors, 1839]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Pipilo crissalis (Vigors, 1839)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Melozone crissalis]
Data retrieved on: 9 April 2013

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