Bonanza Bird #15: Eastern Towhee

Today the Birdorable Eastern Towhee makes its debut!

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhees are bulky, boldly-plumaged sparrows. They live across eastern North America; birds that breed in the north are migratory. They are ground feeders, scratching at the earth with their feet to reveal seeds or insects to eat.

Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee by Kelly Colgan Azar

Male towhees have a varied repertoire of songs and calls. One familiar song sounds like the phrase "Drink Your Tea!" The following recording includes this phrase, and a few others.

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Tomorrow's bird is a common continental corvid. Can you guess what it will be?

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Dominic Morrell on July 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM wrote:
Eurasian Jay?
laurakeet on July 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM wrote:
House Crow?
Louise Warner on February 10, 2017 at 8:26 AM wrote:
i know its the eurasian jay! a common bird in Europe and Asia and occasionally found in north America.often found mobing a bird of prey or owl that gets in its territory.it is a special member of the crow family.it has natural predators like sparrowhawks and tawny owls. it feeds on nuts,fruit,and berries.

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