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Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana


Rural scrub desert bordering riparian


Since I started putting out orange halves for the orioles I get Western Tanagers visiting every spring. This is one of a "season" of 6 Western Tanagers that passed through this spring.

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Very nice...

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

The colors are so vibrant! Great capture and spotting!

patty 9 years ago

Lovely bird and one who likes vitamins too ;) Nice idea to place oranges, didn´t know they were going to like them in particular. Do you happen to know if they prefer them to other sort of food? Greetings

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Welcome Shawn...
Hmmm.. My observation through Project Noah is most of Yellow and Pale Green coloured (may be partially) birds possessing sweet voice... So I had habit to find their voice on internet if available like your spotted bird.

ShawnLaBrier 10 years ago

Thanks for pointing that out, Ashish. Now I know what to listen for next time they travel through.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago
Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago


ShawnLaBrier 10 years ago

Thank you, Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely spotting.

ShawnLaBrier 10 years ago

Thank you, Susan, Sa C., and MitchRay!

MitchRay 10 years ago

Great bird!

Sa 10 years ago

Great, love it!

SusanEllison 10 years ago


ShawnLaBrier 10 years ago

Thank you, Alice and Heather!

HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah! What a colorful way to start. I look forward to more of your nice photos.

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Very nice and good information

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 30, 2011

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