Is this an Eastern Towhee?

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I had a productive (lucky) morning shooting birds hope you all don't mind all my multiple posts this afternoon. This little guy landed just 30' away from me and got the shot with my Nikon 70-200mm, I looked him up in my "Birds of New Jersey" book and it looks like an Eastern Towhee I'm I correct?

Thanks! Anthony

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Very nice shots and yes I believe you are correct. I dont have my book handy it is in my camera bag (read Suburban), but pretty sure that is the species. more important is that you got clean sharp images of it. Very nicely done.
 
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Anthony,

Beautiful sharp images of a pretty bird.

Post as much as you want. We love it.

(That 70-200 VR VR VR is driving me nutzzzzz.
Damn I wish I had the guts (money) to push the buy buton.)
 
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Anthony,

That's the female -- the male is black on top, but still has rufus sides. I see numerous males, but have only once gotten a clear shot of the female. I'd like to get one as clear and sharp as yours.

Thanks for sharing it.
 
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Anthony, here is what Sibley's Guide says:

"Very rare visitor" - Cool!

And certainly the female. You really capture the white belly and side coloration making the ID a piece of cake, even for somebody like me who can only figure it out by looking at my Sibley's :lol:

Nice shots, congrats.....
 
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Retief said:
Anthony, here is what Sibley's Guide says:

"Very rare visitor" - Cool!

And certainly the female. You really capture the white belly and side coloration making the ID a piece of cake, even for somebody like me who can only figure it out by looking at my Sibley's :lol:

Nice shots, congrats.....
Thanks Bill!
 

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