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Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)
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Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)

General Description: Hepatic Tanagers (Piranga flava) are medium-sized, sexually dimorphic songbirds with a dark bill. Males are red with dull red on the wings and back. Females are yellow-gray above and brighter yellowish below, with a bit gray on the face.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Cardinalidae. Formerly Thraupidae.

Favored Habitat: Pine-oak woodlands in the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas, and south into Mexico.

Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)

Where to Find: Don't look for Hepatic Tanager around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in central and southern Arizona and places south and east. However, this species shows up around Las Vegas rarely, so keep an eye out for them during summer and fall.


Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava) Hepatic Tanager male; notice the dark bill and bright red overall with darker red-brown on the wing and back.
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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