from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A North American bird (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) that ranges from southern Canada to Mexico and has black, white, and rust-colored plumage in the male. Also called chewink, ground robin.
- n. Any of several finches of the genera Pipilo or Chlorura, found in the western United States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of birds of the genera Pipilo and Melozone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chewink.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chewink, ground-robin, or marsh-robin of the United States, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, or any other species of the genus Pipilo: more fully called towhee bunting
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous long-tailed American finches
So let us call the towhee a finch, and say no more about it.
Mystery bird: California towhee, Melozone crissalis
Flocks of phoebe and towhee and dove pushing the cold ahead of them.
The most common birds seen in the dry summer season are wrentit, common bushtit, and rufous-sided towhee.
Of the 20-odd bird species present in mature forest, the most common are the pine warbler, cardinal, summer tanager, Carolina wren, ruby-throated hummingbird, blue jay, hooded warbler, eastern towhee, and tufted titmouse.
I wish I had seen an eastern towhee or a cedar waxwing.
The juvenile rufous sided towhee and song,strike that, white throated, thanks Lisa, sparrow pick up the crumbs.
Music and cats towhee smugsmug kristine uw cowtipper rishabht hartson pbase rockndog rickolis
Seen just today: junco, northern flicker, rufous sided towhee sp?
The trees were alive with birdsong, and a towhee hopped and scratched in a patch of sun, oblivious of the passing men and horses.