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Scarlet Tanager (Molting)

Piranga olivacea


Please help me identify this bird.

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AshleyT 10 years ago

Molting birds are tough to ID, luckily not too many other birds have a yellow stage and a red stage, both with black wings. Made him a bit easier :)

Melissa Turton
Melissa Turton 10 years ago

Thank you AshleyT. That could be it 'cause I caught a quick glimpse just enough to take this picture. It seemed to heading south indeed.

AshleyT 10 years ago

Breeding males are red with black wings, and nonbreeding males are yellow with black wings. Yours is in the transition stage as he is migrating :)

Melissa Turton
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Melissa Turton


Spotted on Nov 4, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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