Abert's towhee

variants: or less commonly Abert's finch or Abert's pipilo

Definition of Abert's towhee

: a rather large distinctly brown towhee (Pipilo aberti) of southwestern North America

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First Known Use of Abert's towhee

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abert's towhee

after James W. Abert †1897 American soldier and scientist

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“Abert's towhee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abert%27s%20towhee. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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