Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) | Avelgood Apps

The Eastern Towhee is a kind of large sparrow , with a chunky body and long , rounded tail. Males are striking: bold sooty black above and on the breast, with warm rufous sides and white on the belly. Females have the same pattern, but are rich brown where the males are black.

Habitat and Distribution

Eastern Towhees are found in brush, tangles, thickets, and along forest edges where there to s plenty of leaf litter for the birds to forage in.


They spend most of their time on the ground, scratching at leaves using both feet at the same time, in a kind of backwards hop. Their diet consists of seeds.



Calls and Songs

They make chewink calls.

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