The CALIFORNIA TOWHEE is a very common and widespread breeder in brushy undergrowth, chaparral, and riparian thickets throughout most of California west of the Sierra and California deserts. It is widespread in the coastal ranges north to southern Humboldt Co. (and smaller numbers are resident north to about Arcata) and around the Central Valley. All populations are resident. There is a isolated race in the Argus Range of Inyo Co. that I have yet to see: P. c. eremophilus (Inyo California Towhee)
All of my California records are of resident birds, so none have been especially picked out to list.
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