Wild Bird Wednesday #258

Wild Bird Wednesday–Rufous-sided Towhee, juvenile 

It took a couple days of brief sightings to ID this new visitor to our yard. Finally, I got a glimpse of its left side, exposing a tiny patch of feathers that gave it away–a juvenile Rufous-sided Towhee.

Juvenile, Rufous-sided Towhee

Here is a picture (not a very good one) of another that visited in 2015. There seems to be some confusion regarding the Eastern Towhee and Rufous-sided Towhee, whether they are actually two different towhees, or one and the same. 

Eastern Towhee

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17 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #258

    • Hi, Sonjia. Thanks for visiting, and your kind comment. The young birds, especially, are hard to ID if they aren’t regular visitors. Books and websites are a big help.

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