Rufous-Sided Towhee

 
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This is a new bird in our yard this morning.
Can anyone identify it?

Idenified as a Rufus-Sided Towhee.Thanks.

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Rufous sided Towhee

Bob - Oct 02, 2016 07:51 PM EDT
Visited my back yard on the west coast near Santa Barbara. I think they are just passing through. We are glad to have them.
Guest - Jul 24, 2007 03:13 AM EDT
only just saw this one, Carol. Definitely a Rufous sided Towhee. It doesn't show so much here, but they have red eyes. There are several images in my gallery of these birds, they are quite "shy" and we see them here each winter.
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 02:37 PM EDT
Thanks for idenifying my bird and for the lovely comments. Carol
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 02:02 PM EDT
Carol and Don, I agree with you. It is a Rufous Towhee. I just did a google search,
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 01:29 PM EDT
Great shot Carol. We have them here in Ohio and I'd say for sure it is a Rufous-sided Towhee. Don
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 01:20 PM EDT
Really nice shot
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 11:28 AM EDT
Thanks Mary and Steve. I looked in my bird book and the closest that I could see was rufus Towee[selling]? but they arent suppose to be as far east as Maine, so dont think it is them.
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 11:01 AM EDT
Nice shot, Carol. Given this bird's rather piebald appearance, I wonder if he's a cross breed of some kind?
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 10:44 AM EDT
I have to do a search in my bird book....but a great capture Carol. The colors are beautiful.

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