An Eastern towhee [pipilo erythrophthalmus] taking a bath in the backyard on a beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Alabama. Notice the red eyes. No, that’s not red eye from a camera flash. These interesting birds around all year long in the South have red eyes. They rustle around in the leaves to unearth seeds and insects to eat, and they hop along the ground and sing “tow-hee, tow-hee,” and then let out a long trill.
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