Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Code 4

WETA

Code 6

PIRLUD

ITIS

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HEAD

Western Tanager Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Sepia brown in young; Grayish brown or black in adult males; Reddish brown to burnt umber in adult females.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Yellow
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Tanager Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18 cm (7.25 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Yellow
  • Underparts: Yellow
  • Upperparts: Black and yellow.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Western Tanager Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Yellow
  • Under Tail: Yellow
  • Leg Color: Gray
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