Saturday, February 17, 2018

Eastern Towhee, February 17, 2018

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 20, 2018
Eastern Towhees, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, are very secretive birds, preferring to nest in dense thickets. Look for them foraging on the ground for insects and seeds. If you live in the western part of the United States you may see their cousins the Spotted Towhees, Pipilo maculatus. They are very similar, but have small white dots on their wings near their shoulders.

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  1. Hello, The Towhee is a beautiful bird. One of my favorites. Great shot.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Hi there! The Easter Towhee is one of my favorite birds. You're right, they are secretive but so beautifully adorned in their black hooded cape and rusty breast.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. what a beautiful image!! i am enjoying these leafless trees, it is so much easier to capture the pictures of the beautiful birds!! when the leafs return, they do offer a beautiful backdrop but much more of a challenge!!

    i have only seen this bird in my yard a few times and it was years ago. you certainly captured it's beauty!!

  4. Love the little towhee ~ beautiful macro shot!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Wonderful bird! It isn't always easy to get an image of them but you did well.

  6. I've never seen one of these guys! It's a beauty!

  7. How pretty! We have them here but rarely get to see them or photograph them. They stay deep in the thickets! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Beautiful pic of the Eastern Towhee. This was my first year to photograph this bird.

  9. You have a good eye and what a handsome bird.

  10. It's a dream bird for me!

    All of us at I'd Rather B Birdin' appreciate your participation this week. Tanks for linking in!

  11. Awesome shot of this beautiful bird.

  12. Beautiful capture of this pretty bird! Always has been one of my favorites.

  13. So pretty and all fluffed up!


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