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Western tanager (male)

Piranga ludoviciana


Adult male in breeding plumage. When in non-breeding the male has very little red on his head and the body has an olive tinge. I was able to capture him in pics and a video - waiting and calling for his mate. Video:


Spotted in the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. This area had been hit by forest fires a few years ago and had created some semi-open areas. Mostly coniferous forest above 2000 ft.


Range in much of western North America during the breeding season and in central Mexico to Panama for wintering.

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JamesPriest2 a week ago

Beautiful bird!!!

Brian38 a week ago

Thank you armadeus.4 for your kind words.

armadeus.4 a week ago

Lovely series Brian! Thank you for sharing :)

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2020
Submitted on Jun 28, 2020

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