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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Weekly Sparrow Spotlight


To the uninitiated, it would be easy to pass off the Eastern Towhee as something other than a sparrow. It’s robust size, large bill and robin-like plumage might make some mistake it for a thrush. Its habit of hanging out in mixed flocks of sparrows and scratching in the ground for seeds quickly dispels that notion. Breeding locally in dense thickets, they frequently give away their location by calling their own name (“ta-wee”).

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