Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
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General Comments Accidental. The only record of Spotted Towhee in North Carolina was a male in Fayetteville (Cumberland) on 10-14 Feb 1957, which was collected and delivered to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences [Chat 21:46-47 link], [Chat 61:262 link]. This species is the western counterpart to Eastern Towhee (P. erythrophthalmus) and is accidental in the eastern United States.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont No records.
Mountains No records.
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2011-12-18], Haire[2011-07-29]
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