Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee. Pictures taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens.

THE NATURAL WORLD OF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND THROUGH THE LENS OF CAPTAIN YVES- PART 13

These sweet little birds are found year round in Victoria.

Females are slightly more brown in the head and throat areas than the males who are black.

Listen for the Spotted Towhee’s whiny, cat-like mew call, its rapid song, or simply any rustling the bird makes in dry leaves.

Early in the breeding season, male Spotted Towhees spend their mornings singing their hearts out, trying to attract a mate. Male towhees have been recorded spending 70 percent to 90 percent of their mornings singing.

Their nests are placed either on the ground or near it.

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