male; black upperparts, rufous side, white below (Illinois, USA; 2008-04-23)

Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Native Range: North America

Notes: in the USA, the eastern countepart od the western Spotted Towhee (these two species formerly were considered conspecific); gets its name from its song, which is an emphatic and rising two-note tow-hee; modest sexual dimorphism.

female; brown where male is black (Illinois, USA; 2008-04-23)