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[Imitative of its call.]


(Animals) a North Americanbird, Pipilo erythrophthalmus. Also called: towhee or ground-robin



the rufous-sided towhee of E North America, Pipilo erythrophthalmus.
[1785–95, Amer.; imitative]
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Noun1.chewink - common towhee of eastern North Americachewink - common towhee of eastern North America
towhee - any of numerous long-tailed American finches
genus Pipilo, Pipilo - towhees
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Other birds, such as American goldfinch, yellow-billed cuckoo, eastern towhee, brown.
Whereas, stands embedded within agriculture supported particularly high numbers of more open, edge-dwelling species such as the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla), eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), and indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea), adding edge-associated species to the regrowth parches.
For instance, most nests found on the State Game Lands (SGL) 33 ROW in 1991-92 were those of early successional species, including field sparrow (Spizella pusilla), gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), and indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) (Bramble et al.
yellow-breasted chat, common yellowthroat [Geothlypis trichas], eastern towhee [Pipilo erythrophthalmus], and indigo bunting) and mature-forest (e.
villosus), Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), and Eastern Towhee.
For the nonalcohol crowd, there are the Eastern towhee, who tells us Drink your tea; the Carolina wren, who loudly sings teakettle, teakettle, teakettle; and the song sparrow, whose complex song Richard Walton describes as Maids maids maids pick up the tea kettle kettle kettle.
These include the eastern towhee and the golden-winged and prairie warblers.
Among resident passerines, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Brown-headed Cowbird, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, and American Robin were abundant at all three sites.
2008), and many of these species, such as the Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) and Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), winter in the southeast (Hagan 1993, Schlossberg and King 2007).
CUTLINE: (1) Clockwise from above: ACommon yellowthroat, (2) indigo bunting and (3) eastern towhee are some of the birds seen at Cedar Hill.
We documented nest parasitism in 11 species (Table 5) and nest depredation in: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus), White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus), Veery, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), and Red-winged Blackbird.

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