towhee

[tou-hee, toh-hee, toh-ee]
noun
any of several long-tailed North American finches of the genera Pipilo and Chlorura.

Origin:
1720–30, Americanism; imitative

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towhee (ˈtaʊhɪ, ˈtəʊ-)
 
n
any of various North American brownish-coloured sparrows of the genera Pipilo and Chlorura
 
[C18: imitative of its note]

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Other birds, such as the towhee, can be heard rustling the leaves on the forest floor.
In the blackjack oak uplands, a towhee scratches though the leaf litter hunting beetles and grubs.
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