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Eastern Towhee -
(Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 



  • Medium sized
  • Male has black head, chest and upper parts
  • White underneath, red-orange sides
  • Small white area on wings
  • Female brown where male is black
  • 7.5" (19 cm.)


  • Forest edge, brushy areas

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and summer resident
  • Scratches at the ground for food
  • Formerly know as Rufous-sided Towhee
  • Common summer breeding bird of the KVR

Eastern Towhee on the ground

Eastern Towhee Female forages on the ground 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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