Eastern Towhee

Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus, 1758) RUSTO 17980
Family: Passeriformes > Passerellidae

This striking long-tailed sparrow has a black head and back, orange flanks and white breast. It is an extremely rare visitor from North America.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Eastern Towhee, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: toquí emmantellat
Czech: pipilo rudooký
Danish: Rødsidet Buskspurv
Dutch: Roodflanktowie
Estonian: punakülg-maasidrik
Finnish: loistopipilo
French: Tohi à flancs roux
German: Rötelgrundammer
Hungarian: tarka avarsármány
Icelandic: Jarðtittlingur
Italian: Tòui fianchirossi
Latvian: rudsanu sterste
Lithuanian: raudonakis pipilas
Norwegian: Rødsidetovi
Polish: pipil rudoboczny
Portuguese: pipilo-d'olho-vermelho
Slovak: strnádlik cervenooký
Slovenian: crnoglavi civkac
Spanish: Toquí flanquirrufo
Swedish: brunsidig busksparv

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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