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Range DescriptionToxostoma bendirei is found in south-west USA and north-west Mexico, from southern Nevada, southern Utah and south-western Colorado south to central Sonora. Its status in Baja California is unresolved1,3. Within this range its distribution is patchy and in some cases poorly known (owing to low observer density in desert regions and confusion with other similar Toxostoma species)1. Individuals in the northern portion of the range migrate south in the winter and overlap with more southern residents1,3. The species is now so rare that trends cannot be estimated reliably from Breeding Bird Survey data2, but declines between 1966 and 2003 equate to 34.5%.