All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This male <strong>Rufous-sided Towhee</strong> (<em>Pipilo erythropthalmus</em>) was scratching through the leaves beneath our Black Gum tree in the back yard. The females are brown, where the males have the black plumage. The common name comes from th...
This male Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythropthalmus) was scratching through the leaves beneath our Black Gum tree in the back yard. The females are brown, where the males have the black plumage. The common name comes from the call the bird makes, the species name means "red eye".

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