[NAFEX] Tohee or towhee

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sun May 15 17:52:59 EDT 2005

yes, thanks-- "rufous-sided towhee".  Interesting birds.  They will scratch 
up the dry leaves under bushes just a couple yards away, while you work 

----Original Message Follows----
From: Jwlehman@
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <
Subject: [NAFEX] Tohee or towhee
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 23:20:41 EDT

In a message dated 5/12/2005 3:12:22 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
tanistanis@ writes:

 > "nest" of many small larvea which alarmed me by their numbers.  Before I 
could ID them
 > the ground-feeding birds (like tohees, maybe) scratched up the duff and 
 > them.  Never found out if these worms were something beneficial or 
 > for my plantings, but they sure benefited the tohee.

Do you mean Towhee, as in Rufous Sided Towhee or Green Tailed Towhee?

Rufus Sided is a beautiful bird with an equally beautiful early morning 

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