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I heard the unmistakable "thweet" of a towhee while sitting in the living room. Got up and looked out the front door window and saw this on the front porch. Very unusual to see them close to the house.
Pipilo is a genus of birds in the family Emberizidae (which also includes the buntings, American sparrows, and juncos). It is one of two genera of birds usually identified as towhees.
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