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Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CARDINALIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Despite its striking markings of red, yellow, and black, the slow-moving Western Tanager is a surprisingly inconspicuous bird of the western forests.

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Songs

Song a series of short, burry syllables, reminiscent of a robin with a sore throat.

Calls

Call a "pit-er-ick."

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