Eastern Towhee

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An Eastern Towhee Hunting Insects in the Leaf Litter

A common sight at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, an Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), was seen rummaging through leaf litter by the visitor's center bird feeders. This sparrow prefers to live in shrubby woodlands, habitats that have plenty of ground cover for them to forage. Their diet ranges from insects and seeds to some fruits and even flower buds in the springtime. 

Photo by Bill Moses