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Rufus-sided Towhee

Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Rufus-sided Towhee

Range

They winter in southern Canada, Midwestern U.S. to southern New England. They breed from all across Canada, in the U.S. and south to Central America.

Habitat

They are found in brushy areas and along the edges of woods.

Body Traits

They have a black head, back and tail, a white belly with rust-colored sides.

Habits

They scratch under leaves looking for food.

Diet

They eat seeds, nuts and fruits and some insects.

Reproduction

The female makes a nest of grass, leaves, and bark on the ground in a hidden place. She lays 2 - 6 eggs.

Rufus-sided Towhee

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order:  Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Pipilo
Species: P. erythrophthalmus

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