Unknown bird

by Michael
(High Point, NC)

I saw a bird outside my window at work, that I have not seen before. I am not an expert and just enjoy watching some birds on the few feeders I have at home. This bird has stumped me though. I have tried searching for it on a few websites I have used but with no luck. It is a small bird, a bit smaller than a robin. It has a brown head, back, and wings. It has a white/cream or buff belly with sides that were a little different shade brown than the head, back and wings. It has dark eyes and a dark more cone shaped beak. While watching it, it was digging with both feet in the mulch on the ground and picking up bird seed that had fallen out of a bird feeder. I have never seen it before and would love to know what it is. Thanks in advance for any help, and if by chance it comes back outside my window I will try and get a pic.

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Mar 19, 2014
Unknown bird
by: Bettie Watts

I am glad you found out what it was .Reading your description , I was thinking a female Eastern Towhee. I have a couple of pairs that wither with us here in Mississippi, and they are so much fun to watch! They will sick around,hopefully for you to enjoy all spring and summer.

Mar 19, 2014
unknown bird
by: Brook

Hi, I just saw your comment but I am encouraged in knowing that you were interested enough to search for the answer on your own. I have Spotted Towhee here in the PNW and they are a lot of fun to watch. Enjoy your birds!!

Mar 19, 2014
found it
by: Anonymous

The bird came back today and I guess it's mate too and they stayed long enough for me to get a really good look. I was able to find out it the bird is an Eastern Towhee. Thanks for anyone who read this.

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