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Common Name:Tanager, Western
Scientific Name:Piranga ludoviciana
Area:Collier Memmorial State Park, Oregon
Date:July 14, 2012

The bright colors of the male Western Tanager, shown above, in breeding season make it a favorite to identify in our conifer forests. The female, shown below is plain enough to be confused with a number of birds. Western Tanagers winter in the tropics.

Elkton Community Education Center - Elkton, Oregon - July 30, 2011

Reference:Familiar Birds of the Northwest by Nehls / Birds of the Pacific Northwest by Gabrelson & Jewett