California Towhee
(Pipilo crissalis)
Photographed in San Rafael, California by Jim Rosso
The color we see when we view anything is the result of the ambient light; the light that surrounds it. The bird in the bottom picture was photograhed in late afternoon. the bird in the upper picture was photographed in early afternoon. The ambient light becomes warmer in the later afternoon.

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Other members of the genus Pipilo:
Green-tailed Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Spotted Towhee
CanyonTowhee