So They Say Orange Is The New Black, What If I’m Both?!

Eastern Towhee

F/6.3, 1/40, ISO 400.

Eastern Towhee

What did the bird say after his cage fell apart?

“Cheap, cheap!”

Interesting Fact: Eastern Towhees are common victims of the parasitic Brown-headed Cowbird. Female cowbirds lay eggs in towhee nests, then leave the birds to raise their cowbird young. In some areas cowbirds lay eggs in more than half of all towhee nests. Towhees, unlike some other birds, show no ability to recognize or remove the imposter’s eggs. Female cowbirds typically take out a towhee egg when laying their own, making the swap still harder to notice. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Towhee/lifehistory )

 

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25 Comments

  1. This is great! I have never seen one, but what a little cutie. πŸ™‚

  2. Nice! I just recently saw a brown Eastern Towhee right on my back porch! I snapped a picture through my screen door before it flew away and then looked it up to see what it was! Your photo is fantastic! I have cowbirds here too!

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