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Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

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AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

I was going by this range map, http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Weste... it shows you just have them in summer and migration. It could be a late migrant though. We'll see if anyone else weighs in!

andyarct
andyarct 7 years ago

Actually, Ashley, after a little searching and comparing, it does look very much like a female Western Tanager! And, we DO have residents around here. So, I'm leaning towards it being a WT, but I'd like a second opinion before I'm sure. Thank you for the suggestion!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Looks like a species of Tanager, but I'm not aware of any that overwinter that far north in California. The large, tan bill is what makes me say Tanager.

andyarct
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Arcata, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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