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Identifying a Bird (Towhee)?


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Identifying a BirdCan anyone tell me what kind of bird this is?

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April 10, 20181 found this helpful
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It appears to be a towhee. I am not sure which variety, that would depend on your geographic area. They are great fun to watch as they back kick through the dirt and scattered leaves searching for food. They are also often ground nesters that enjoy the seclusion and safety of a garden twig pile. However it is also common to find their nests in less secluded spaces, such as a shrub or the fork of a low tree branch.

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April 10, 20181 found this helpful

The American robin and the Towhee look very similar to me, especially from a distance.

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April 14, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for bringing up a photo of a TOWHEE I was able then to tell that it is exactly like my bird.

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April 10, 20181 found this helpful

Hard to tell from the picture, but it could be a Spotted Towhee

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April 11, 20181 found this helpful

Looking in my "Audubon Handbook Eastern Birds", it looks like it could be a Rufous-sided Towhee. I have had one that I have seen often at the bird feeder this winter.

 
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April 15, 20180 found this helpful

Robin.

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