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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Towhee, Eastern
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Towhee, Eastern
-Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus)

Head, neck, upper parts, and upper breast black, the black of upper breast sharply cut off from the white lower breast and abdomen; sides and flanks chestnut, this extending to the under tail coverts, where paler; wings black with a small white patch, formed by the white basal parts of the outer webs of the outermost four or five primaries; tertials with some white outer edges, tail black with large mass of white on terminal part of several outer feathers on each side. Eye red.