Spend some time walking along the edge of a wooded area or through an overgrown field, and you might encounter a towhee. These oversized sparrows prefer thickets and tangles where they tend to stay hidden. To locate them, listen for their calls or the sound of their feet scratching through leaf litter for food. Only one species is common in the East; several others are found in the West. Some venture out of the woods and into backyards and city parks, especially during the winter months. How well do you know these secretive birds? Take our quiz and find out!
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