Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Spotted Towhee.

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo Maculatus)
The Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is a large, striking New World sparrow. This bird and the Eastern Towhee were considered a single species, the Rufous-sided Towhee.

Spotted Towhee

When you catch sight of one, they’re gleaming black above (females are grayish), spotted and striped with brilliant white, The eyes are red. They have a round, chunky body, fan shaped tail, short, thick beak, and dull pink legs.

Spotted Towhee

Their warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves they spend their time hopping around in. The birds can be hard to see in the leafs, so your best chance for an unobstructed look at this handsome bird may be in the spring, when males climb into the shrub tops to sing their buzzy trills or in the winter when they looking for food on a bottom of shrubs.

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo Maculatus)

Also you can find Spotted Towhee by walking along the edges of any overgrown fields.
Song very simple and unforgettable you can hear here ... or here... ( It's a best I was able to find on YouTube )

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Rick said...

Great captures of the Towhee ! Lovely colours.

I've spent some time here looking at quite a number of your posts and photos - too many to comment on, but worthwhile time spent.

[btw - is there a tiny typo in "You can see more my photographs or bay one ..." ? ]

AleR said...

Hi,Rick! Thank you for attention and pointing on it! But! It's not a typo!!! It's MISSPELLING! :-)
I"M going to correct right here!
Again thank you very much!

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