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Western tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

1 Species ID Suggestions

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago
Western tanager
Piranga ludoviciana


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9 Comments

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

Or it could be a female...but I would agree it is likely a western tanager due to the prominent wing bars.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

If you think it's a Tanager, there are only two in range for this time of year. Summer and Western. There is no way this is a Summer Tanager. I stick with what I said yesterday about it being an Immature Western Tanager.

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

I couldn't tell if it was a flycatcher or tanager, but I'm leaning towards some type of tanager, as its bill was longer and thicker than many flycatchers, and lacks the flycatcher crest...hmm

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Ok, how does juvenile Western Tanager work for you then?

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

This is actually not an oriole, its bill is much thicker than an oriole's, and it looks a bit different to the female orioles we have in the area (mostly hooded). Thanks so much for the suggestion though!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

This is a female Oriole. I'm not positive of which one, leaning towards Scott's though. Hopefully someone can help some more.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Ah, OK, I'll remove my suggestion. Maybe a grosbeak?

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

I don't believe it's a lesser goldfinch since it's quite big, I was thinking it's a female tanager of some sort.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This is a female.

apeachg
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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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