Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spotted Towhee

After leaving Texas last March, Erika and I spent two days in New Mexico. We attended to some automobile maintenance and visited my brother. This Spotted Towhee greeted us to the state. Last year I blogged about the differences between Spotted and Eastern towhees (including links to their calls).

Spotted Towhees are territorial, as perhaps you can guess from this photograph taken by Erika. They are also monogamous. Both Eastern and Spotted Towhees usually forage on the ground, scratching simultaneously with both feet to search food under leaf litter (Greenlaw 1996).

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