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Rufous-sided Towhee (Male)

Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

 

Soft sits his brooding mate, her guardian he,

Perch'd on the top of some tall, neighb'ing tree;

Thence, from the thicket to concave skies;

His watchful eye around unceaing flies.

 

From a poem by -Alexander Wilson

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Taken on May 16, 2007