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Eastern Towhees


Eastern Towhees
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon300mm f2.8+1.4X+Kenco 2Xconv's
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-14 14:34
Viewed: 3168
Points: 4
[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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Hi Mario

Excellent shot of this beautiful bird. Brilliant sharpness and details, great pose and composition.

chris

Another excellent photo. Perfect colour and clarity.

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