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Rufus - sided Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus

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Description

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Size: 7 - 8"

Male has black head,neck, back and wings with a white belly and rufus sides. Female black parts are replaced with brown.

Voice: drink-your-tea. Also a tow-whee

Breeds across most of the continental USA into southwest Canada. Winters from California across to New England southward.

A very inconspicuous bird with variations in coloring and song across it's range.

Sorry that the pictures aren't clearer. I believe they are of a female Towhee.

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