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Western tanager (male)
Piranga ludoviciana

Western tanager (male)
Western tanager (male)
Western tanager (male)
Western tanager (male)

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: yellow and red and black
Occurrence: coniferous or mixed forest
Diet: insects, berries
Nest: cup on tree branch far from trunk
Field Identification: red face, yellow belly, black back wings and tail, one yellow and one white wing bars
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 80 Thraupidae (tanagers)
Genus: Piranga
Species: ludoviciana

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