How to Attract Eastern Towhee
BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
Description: A bird of the thickets, the spectacularly patterned Eastern Towhee is always a sight to behold. If you come across a Towhee it will likely be rummaging through leaf litter or twisty thickets looking for seeds, insects, and fruit. The Towhee will visit feeders, where it will consume a great variety of seed. The Eastern Towhee will on occasion use a bird bath but strongly prefer to use it in secluded areas, especially if it is placed on the ground.
- Large-sized sparrow
- Male: black upperparts, white belly, rusty-colored sides, red eyes
- Female: brown upperparts, white belly, rusty-colored sides, red eyes
- Overgrown Edge Habitat: Thickets, Tangles, Shrubs, Weeds
- Leaf litter
- Seeds, nuts, insects, small fruits
- Will eat from ground feeders
- Primarily ground nester
- Shrubs or Tangles