Eastern Towhee

Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Code 4

EATO

Code 6

PIPERP

ITIS

HEAD

Eastern Towhee Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: From sepia to light or reddish brown in young, becoming red at maturity; pale straw yellow in adult Floridian birds.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Eastern Towhee Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-19 cm (7-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 43 g (1.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: White with red-brown sides.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Eastern Towhee Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides., Short bouncy flights with tail spread.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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