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Western tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

3 Species ID Suggestions

MickGrant
MickGrant 11 years ago
Yellow Headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
CoralAvery
CoralAvery 11 years ago
Western Tanager
Piranga Ludoviciana


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4 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 11 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
CindyBinghamKeiser 11 years ago

Yes and fast! Thank you all.

MickGrant
MickGrant 11 years ago

Good IDing!!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 11 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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