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summer tanager (female)

Piranga rubra

Description:

migrating thru the Texas gulf coast. Upperparts plain yellowish olive green. Brighter yellow on crown and rump. Underparts dull yellow, with olive green wash on sides. Wing feathers grayish brown with yellow edging. Some females have red feathers. The red may be as a wash on body feathers, splotches of red feathers, or, rarely, the bird may be entirely red.



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3 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Lovely photograph. Very nice.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 6 years ago

thanks Alice

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Wonderful and so clear!

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Texas, USA

Lat: 29.57, Long: -94.39

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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