Other Names: Rufous-sided Towhee (obsolete)
Distribution: eastern United States.
Size: 17-21 cm in length with a 20-21 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males have a black hood, back, and wings. The tail is black with white edging on the outer feathers, and the breast and undersides arewhite with bright rufous sides. Females have the same pattern, but are brown where males are black. The beak and legs are pale brownish-pink and the eyes are variably colored.