Western Tanager Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Western Tanagers are stocky songbirds; fairly small yet noticeably larger and heavier-bodied than warblers. They have short, thick-based bills and medium-length tails.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Yellow Warbler; smaller than an American Robin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-1.3 oz (24-36 g)