Status: Very Rare (< records)
Origins: Occurs in southcentral United States(e.g. Texas, Oklahoma), eastern Mexico and Central America, but has a tendency to wander much further afield. A striking bird that is often noticed and reported by “non-birders” when found outside its normal range.
Record Details: Two records for Newfoundland. The first was photographed by a “non-birder” near the relatively remote location of Gaff Topsails (central Newfoundland) on July 3, 2001 but not confirmed or known publicly for several weeks. The (long-awaited!) second record was a moulting adult in Torbay from October 10-20, 2013 — it was seen and enjoyed by many.
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