National Geographic : 1939 Mar
SPARROWS, TOWHEES, AND LONGSPURS u INational Laeograpnluc oclety rainung oy AllanlUrooKS TOWHEES ARE HANDSOME SONGSTERS OF THE BRUSHLANDS They are often heard but less seldom seen. The brisk, bustling Red-eyed Towhee (male and his mate, right and left, above) is fully at rest only when pouring out its pleasant song. This bird's other common name, "chewink," is derived from its call note. Of even more striking appearance is the Spurred Towhee (male and a young bird, center pair), a far-westerner. Chaparral thickets of the Southwest are home to the inconspicuous Texas Sparrow (lower right), once known as the "green finch."