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Eastern Towhee Passing Through My Yard

April 20, 2013
By Ann Beebe (

An eastern towhee is back on my property. I didn't see it, but heard its distinctive song, "drink your tea." Before we talk about this bird's behavior, let's discuss its family, the Emberizids. Cousins to the eastern towhee are seedeaters, sparrows, longspurs and some buntings. This is a large family. Their most common feature is their conical bill.



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