|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From last spring migration.|
Pipilo erythrophthalmus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE
A strikingly marked, oversized sparrow of the East, feathered in bold black and warm reddish-browns – if you can get a clear look at it. Eastern Towhees are birds of the undergrowth, where their rummaging makes far more noise than you would expect for their size. Their chewink calls let you know how common they are, but many of your sightings end up mere glimpses through tangles of little stems.
Eastern Towhees spend most of their time on the ground, scratching at leaves using both feet at the same time, in a kind of backwards hop. They spend lots of time concealed beneath thick underbrush. You may see this bird more often when it climbs into shrubs and low trees to sing.
(from "All About Birds")
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Excellent shot of this beautiful bird. Brilliant sharpness and details, great pose and composition.
Another excellent photo. Perfect colour and clarity.