Photography of Birds – Set # 64

Set # 64

Eastern Towhee

Eastern towhees primarily eat on the ground, although they also glean from vegetation. When foraging on the ground eastern towhees use a scratching technique where both feet kick back simultaneously.  In a laboratory study, 4 eastern towhees used this method to successfully obtain seed buried almost 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep. When foraging above ground the majority of time is spent gleaning foliage.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

8 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 64

  1. Love this bird. I’ve seen it in the NJ Pinelands (that was my first sighting) and I’ve seen it in Central Park & Bryant Park in NYC. Beautiful pictures as always!

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