|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||