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Hepatic Tanager

Piranga flava ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CARDINALIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Hepatic Tanager is a bird of the pine-oak forests of the southwestern mountains.

Appearance

Finchlike
Finchlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized songbird.
  • Male all red with dark bill.
  • Female yellowish.

Male Description

Brick red to red-orange. Ear coverts, back, and flanks grayish. Bill dark, blackish on upper mandible, light gray on lower with black tip.

Female Description

Forehead, throat, and underparts olive-yellow to orange-yellow. Ear coverts and flanks grayish. Crown, nape, wings, and back grayish olive.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult female.

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Similar Species

  • Summer Tanager male similar, but is brighter red and lacks gray in face, flanks, and back, and has longer, paler bill. Female Summer Tanager brighter, with paler bill.

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