Socorro Towhee

Pipilo socorroensis

My participation in a science expedition to the Archipiélago de Revillagigedo in February 2017 was a privilege and a pleasure, and easily one of the highlights of my life. Socorro Island (Isla Socorro), the largest island in this group of volcanic islands, offered meetings with several endemic species, including these birds found nowhere else.

Though slightly smaller, this bird resembled the Spotted Towhee, a familiar bird of the western USA.

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