What bird is this?

by WOG
(Toledo, OR, USA)

I live near the central coast of Oregon. I saw a "new" bird feeding in my backyard. I do not have a photo. The bird is about the size of a robin. It has a black back and black wings, robin-red sides, and a white breast. It was feeding on wild bird seed. Anyone have a clue?

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Feb 19, 2011
towhee
by: Anonymous

Rufous-sided or Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) male: White belly, black chest and upper parts, outer tail feathers white, orange chest sides. Female upper parts brown. Song: Drink your teeee. Is this helpful?

Feb 18, 2011
Spotted Towhee
by: Susan

By your description, I would suggest its a Spotted Towhee.


USFWS National Digital Library
Spotted towhee

USFWS National Digital Library <br/>Spotted towhee
URL: http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia/u?/natdiglib,7422
Photo Credit: Menke, Dave;

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