Eastern Towhee – 5/19/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/19/19
Observation Time: 7:45 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Eastern Towhee (male)
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 sometimes seen scratching among dead leaves on the ground, presumably looking for insects to eat.
Note its deep red eye.
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