Kia hora te manno Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana Kia tere te Karohirohi
May the calm be widespread May the sea glisten like the greenstone And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Spotted Towhee is a large, striking sparrow.
Male Towhee, Junco in front.
Male Spotted Towhees have jet-black upper parts and throat; their wings and back are spotted bright white. The flanks are warm rufous and the belly is white. Females have the same pattern but are warm brown where males are black.
Spotted Towhees are also at home in backyards, forest edges, and overgrown fields, and like to frequent our seed and suet feeders during the winter months.