Saturday, February 15, 2014

Towhee

A flock of towhees is known as a 'teacup of towhees'!
We have bird feeders right outside our large living room windows. From there we can easily watch birds moving among the rhodos that brush up against the windows. It also makes it easy for me to get close up photos of them.

This is a spotted towhee. They are a large member of the sparrow family. They spend a lot of time moving about on the ground and seem to be pretty calm when humans are about.

As I've mentioned previously, each species of bird has a unique name for a flock. Twohee's don't normally flock per se but, if you hover your mouse icon over the image above, you'll discover the unique name given to a gathering of towhees.

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