What is this bird?

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QI took this photo while on hol­i­day in Canada a few weeks ago at the Reifel Bird Sanc­tu­ary near Van­cou­ver. I have not been able to iden­tify it. Can you help me? Gra­ham Sin­den

AThis is a Spot­ted Towhee, a mem­ber of the fam­ily usually called New World Spar­rows, although they are more closely re­lated to our buntings than they are to true spar­rows. The Spot­ted Towhee is a wide­spread and rel­a­tively abun­dant bird in the western part of the USA and also in south­west Canada.

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