What kind of bird am I?

by Kathie
(Long Island, NY)

Saw this bird near the Fire Island Lighthouse and never saw one before. Can anyone tell me what kind of bird it is?

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May 03, 2015
me too
by: Anonymous

Looking at one right now in yard
think i have one male and one female
port jefferson station

Oct 04, 2011
Rufous-sided towee - male
by: Docia

he looks a little rough but I'm fairly certain that is what you have here. We have a lot of them here in south central Missouri

Sep 20, 2011
Pic of Towhee
by: Judy-Seattle

Kathie, I will make a separate post with a picture of the Rufous-sided Towhee for comparison with your bird.

Sep 20, 2011
by: Anonymous

Could that be an American Redstart?

Sep 19, 2011
by: Judy-Seattle

It looks like a Towhee that has just taken a bath.

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