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Toxostoma rufum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Thrasher
Family: Mimidae
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© Scott Streit  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #11805)

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Distribution of Toxostoma rufum in British Columbia
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This large eastern passerine breeds commonly west to southern and central Alberta and is rarely, but regularly, recorded as a vagrant into British Columbia. Observations have been made in B.C. throughout the year, although summer and fall provide the bulk of the records. The sporadic occurrence of singing birds during the breeding season in eastern B.C. raises the possibility of future colonization of the area by populations in adjacent areas of Alberta.

Note Authors: Rick Toochin and Jamie Fenneman

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNAAccidentalNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2023-10-02 1:09:54 PM]
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