Strange Bird in Tennessee

by Taryn
(Chattanooga TN)


It has a black back and head with white spots on the lower back. It's breast and underbelly is orange. When it walks, it hops. I've never seen a bird like this before! It's about the size of a robin.

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May 04, 2015
strange bird in tennessee
by: Brook

Hi, This is a picture of an Eastern Towhee. In the west we have it's cousin the Spotted Towhee but this does look like and being that you are in Tennessee it is an Eastern Towhee. you can look at pictures of the two online, the difference between the two are the the white feathers that make the wings markings.

May 03, 2015
A Towhee?
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Taryn! Your description sounds like your bird could be a Towhee. They have a black back and a black head and burnt orange on the sides of the breast. We have them here in Washington state but I don't know if they are in TN.

May 03, 2015
Maybe An Oriole?
by: Laura

I'm not positive, but it almost sounds like some sort of Oriole, or something related). I'm sorry I'm not more help. Good luck finding your Bird! :-)

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