Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)
Origins: This is the western counterpart of Eastern Towhee (P. erythrophthalmus), and once considered a single species (Rufous-sided Towhee). It occurs across the western half of the United States and into southern Canada, but does not overlap with its eastern cousin.
Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland: (1) Ramea, October 21, 1990; and (2) Corner Brook, December 15-16, 1999. (3) The most recent individual is a male frequenting a feeder in Little Bay (Marystown) from ~February 24 – present (as of April 21 2021).
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