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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager male

General Description: Western Tanagers (Piranga ludoviciana) are sexually dimorphic songbirds. Males are yellow with black wings, back, and tail, and an orange head. Females are yellow-green overall, with a bit more yellow below. In both genders, the bill is pale.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Cardinalidae. Formerly Thraupidae.

Favored Habitat: Breed in mountain forests, mulberry trees during migration.

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female

Where to Find: During migration, Western Tanagers show up anywhere they can find food (fruit); look for them at Corn Creek where they gorge on mulberries. During summer, look for them in the conifer forests on Mt. Charleston and other high-elevation places around Las Vegas.

Comments: Summer visitors only.

Female Western Tanager. If you were a tasty bug or a juicy berry, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Young male Western Tanager
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female; gray phase
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female; gray phase
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female; gray phase
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female; gray phase
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager female; gray phase
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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