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Posted August 24, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Eastern towhee

This “new world sparrow” is most commonly found foraging in the underbrush of our scrub forests, and sometimes perching in low branches. The towhees in Florida and Georgia have a yellow eye, giving them a fierce look, while those in the rest of the Southeastern U.S. have a red eye. While walking local trails through scrub forests, listen for a song that sounds something like “Drink your tea!” or a bright call that sounds like “Chewink!”

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