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Eastern towhee (adult ♂)

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.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a week ago

Thank you, Tukup. Yes, happily, the list is growing and so's yours!

Tukup a week ago

Nice shot Mauna. I've never seen one, although I see their breeding range includes Iowa/Nebraska, where I grew up. Thanks for sharing. Your list is growing :-)

New York, USA

Lat: 42.11, Long: -76.88

Spotted on Apr 28, 2019
Submitted on May 5, 2019

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