Eastern Towhee

Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Towhee specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, uncommon winter resident, in wood margins and deciduous forests. The female is brown above where the male is black. Breeds from May to July.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the bird in the rear on the left.
Date:  5/30/1911
Collected By:  NR Wood
Locality:  Washington, DC (SI grounds)
Sex:  Male, Juvenile
Catalog ID:  222479
The bird at the front on the right is a female; the bird at the top is a male.