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I have looked at several sources but cannot figure this one out. This was the only shot I was able to get. Any ideas?

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Welcome to Whatbird! That is an Eastern Towhee. Note the medium thick bill, rufous sides, and white front. Your location also helps to confirm that this is an Eastern Towhee and not a Spotted Towhee.

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Is an Eastern Towhee the same as a Rufus-sided towhee?

"The Eastern Towhee and the very similar Spotted Towhee of western North America used to be considered the same species, the Rufous-sided Towhee."

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Just now, ZoomLens said:

Is an Eastern Towhee the same as a Rufus-sided towhee?

The Rufous-sided Towhee got split into the Eastern Towhee and Spotted Towhee long time ago. If you have an older field guide, a Rufous-sided Towhee is probably what you're going to see.

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1 hour ago, Sneat said:

Welcome to Whatbird! That is an Eastern Towhee. Note the medium thick bill, rufous sides, and white front. Your location also helps to confirm that this is an Eastern Towhee and not a Spotted Towhee.

Thanks for the welcome! I just joined and look forward to sharing and learning.

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