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Male Western Tanager

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Male Western Tanager
This is a male Western tanager. Most members of the colorful tanager family live in Central and South America, but this is one of the four species found in the US and Canada.

We spotted him on the ascent to Bradley Lake in Grand Teton NP, June 2009.


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Anya JingleGreat picture!

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

How do you know it's a female? I thought females were supposed to have yellow heads. Either way, great pic Arthur. Birds are so much fun to watch.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 12:18 am

Arthur DigbeeRe: Great picture!

Arthur Digbee

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Uh . . . "female" because of a typo in my guide book! It struck me as odd to see such a colorful "female" and I should have double-checked my other guidebooks at home. Thanks for asking. (blush)
Posted Jun 25, 2009 7:18 am

lcarreauRe: Great picture!


Voted 10/10

You are forgiven, Arthur !!!
Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:06 pm

lcarreauI was fortunate enough


Voted 10/10

to see a Summer Tanager here in Arizona
feeding on honeybees near some beehive boxes.

The tanager I saw was completely red, so would that make it male or female?

Does anybody have an Audubon book I can borrow ??? ??

Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:27 am

Dow WilliamsI really enjoy

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

Tanagers Arthur, Cheers
Posted Jun 25, 2009 8:54 pm

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Jun 24, 2009 1:21 pm

Image ID: 523983
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Lat/Lon: 43.70722°N / 110.74854°W
Object Title: Male Western Tanager

Image Type(s): Wildlife