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the song of the eastern towhee because it appears to say "drink
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- Conical bill
- Red eye
- Rusty sides
- White belly
- Long tail with white outer tail feathers
- Male has black head back, wings and tail-brown in female
Common in the undergrowth and along the edges of eastern woods.
Often see scratching among dead leaves on the ground in dense thickets.
The Eastern Towhee is a permanent resident of the metro-Atlanta area
and can be seen commonly in hedgerows and in back yards.