Sounds of the Eastern Towhee
Shortcut: Drink your teeeeee, towheee!
Song: The male's typical song consists of two short notes followed by a higher-pitched trill, often paraphrased as drink-your-teeeeeeeee. Simpler songs may also be heard.
Call: The commonly heard call is a loud, ringing che-wink or tow-wheee, given by both sexes as a contact call, and also in alarm. Towhees also make high chips.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.