New bird in our backyard.

We have a new bird once again this Summer. It is almost as big as a Robin. Has speckled brown and black feathers. At the base of the back where the tail starts is a white slash of color seen only in flight. Has a long dark kind of curved and pointed beak. Have never seen this in Nebraska before. What is this neat bird? We know it's not a Thrasher we had a new pair of those nesting this past Spring. However it is about the same size. Please help me identify this bird.

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Sep 07, 2011
Eastern Towhee
by: DeeDee

Might it be an Eastern Towhee? The females have brown & the males have black. Check images on bing.com :-)

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