Eastern Towhee (Female) – 6/29/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/29/11

Observation Time: 11:40 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Eastern Towhee (female)

Scientific Name: Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Comments: This female Rufous-sided Towhee chirped “towee” repeatedly as it hopped around in a shrub. It’s a common bird that is heard more than seen. The male’s song sounds like he’s singing, “Drink your tea.”

More Information: All About Birds

Rufous-Sided Towhee (female)