Hepatic tanager Piranga flava


Identification Tips:

Adult male:

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The male Hepatic Tanager can be told from the similar male Summer Tanager by its dark bill and cheeks. Scarlet Tanager has black wings and tail. Female plumage can be told from similar female Summer Tanager by the darker cheeks and bill. Female Western Tanager has wing bars. Female Scarlet Tanager has more yellow underparts and a paler cheek.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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