Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophalmus
Large, shy bird with rufous sides, a pale belly and black head that spends most of its time hiding in the bushes. It was only visible for short bursts of time and spotted in the early afternoon.
Seen on the grounds of Tanglewood Nature Center, on a hilltop surrounded by temperate woodlands.
This was my first sighting of the eastern towhee.
Lat: 42.11, Long: -76.88
Spotted on Apr 28, 2019
Submitted on May 5, 2019