A Towhee in the Brush

A Towhee. It’s not too often that I spot a Towhee here. But when I do, they are usually at the edge of the wood line, digging around in the leaves near some brush.

Like this one:

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Recently the taxonomy of the towhees has been up for debate. In the past, the Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) and the Spotted Towhee (Pipilp maculatus) were considered a single species, called the Rufous-sided Towhee. I won’t try to guess which one this is, as I admit being uncertain of the supposed differences between the two. But am I certain it is a Towhee. Feel free to debate which type of Towhee it is, among yourselves if you wish.  🙂

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