ID of this bird

Canon 7D M II, Canon EF-100-400mm 4.5/5.6L @ 400mm
1/800 @ F-5.6 ISO 800

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Photo taken on west side of Sequoia N.P.

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ID please.

Where was this taken? Looks like it might be a California Towhee, but this would be an unusual PNW bird, with the exception of the Ashland area.

I took the photo last month at the visitor center at the west side entrance of Sequoia NP.

I ran this through “Merlin” with your location and it, too, came up with California Towhee.