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Western tanager

Piranga ludoviciana


Black bird with yellow, orange and red markings on head, rump and wings.


This bird was found flapping on the ground under a large tree by one of my teen nature enthusiasts.


This bird was taken to Project Wildlife for care then released.

3 Species ID Suggestions

Yellow Headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
CoralAvery 9 years ago
Western Tanager
Piranga Ludoviciana

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CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Update on the bird: Unfortunately it somehow broke its wing so we turned it in to Project Wildlife here in San Diego to care for it then release it.

CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Yes and fast! Thank you all.

MickGrant 9 years ago

Good IDing!!

CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you for the ID's. The Western tanager is definitely it! I hope it pulls through!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2011
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

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