Winter birds: Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee 1

Towhee facts:

  •  Towhees are a type of large sparrow that 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.
  • Eastern Towhees tend to be solitary birds, and males will defend a territory several times larger than is needed to provide food.
  • The oldest known Eastern Towhee was 12 years, 3 months old.

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