Tuesday

Eastern Towhee Fanning His Tail


Excerpt from All About Birds:
Eastern Towhees tend to be pretty solitary, and they use a number of threat displays to tell other towhees they’re not welcome. You may see contentious males lift, spread, or droop one or both wings, fan their tails, or flick their tails to show off the white spots at the corners. Studies have shown that male towhees tend to defend territories many times larger than needed simply to provide food.

Full link to info about the Eastern Towhee is HERE
It was thrilling to be able to witness this bird behavior.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Those are some fancy feathers! Pretty!
xo Catherine

MoiCLouLou said...

Nice shot! I love this bird!
Have a nice day!
Louise

Mary said...

Nice capture of the tail display! I know that I never see more than one pair here. I usually only see them in the winter when they are hunting food under the feeding areas.

TexWisGirl said...

interesting use of his fan. :)

heyBJK said...

LOL! What a cool shot!

Amila Kanchana said...

Wonderful bird, what a great fan of a tale!

barbara l. hale said...

So interesting the way of birds. Terrific pic of this guy.

the wild magnolia said...

i learn so many new things when i visit, and see things i would not see, were it not for your offerings.

thank you.

Happyone said...

He makes a nice fan. : )

Scott F said...

Very nice shot, and interesting info as well. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia White said...

What a beauty Kerri!

eileeninmd said...

It is a cool shot, Kerri!

Madge Bloom said...

He's a beauty...

Gillian Olson said...

I have never witnessed this before myself, good capture and very interesting.

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