Eastern Towhee (female) – 5/16/20

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 5/16/20

Observation Time: 7:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Eastern Towhee (female)

Scientific Name: Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Comments: Towhees are common birds in Sharon, especially along edges between woods and open fields, but they are heard more than seen. The male’s song sounds like he’s singing, “Drink your tea.” They are often seen scratching among dead leaves on the ground, looking for insects to eat.

Towhees are large members of the sparrow family.

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