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Canyon towhee
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Melozone
L. Reichenbach, 1850

Melozone is a genus of mostly neotropical birds in the Emberizidae family, found mainly in Mexico. Three species reach as far north as the southwestern United States, two species reach as far south as Costa Rica, and two are endemic to Mexico. The following species are in the genus Melozone:[1]