hepatic tanager

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Related to hepatic tanager: western tanager, summer tanager
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Noun1.hepatic tanager - common tanager of southwestern United States and Mexicohepatic tanager - common tanager of southwestern United States and Mexico
tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
genus Piranga, Piranga - a genus of Thraupidae
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Finally, the Western Pewee Contopus sordidulus, the Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia berillyna, the Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius, the Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava, the Black-throated Grey Warbler Dendroica nigrescens, the Gray-breasted Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula which were mixed and oak woodland birds (Table 3).
Because of its proximity to the Mexican Sierra Madres, Chiricahua National Monument also has many unusual birds, such as the hepatic tanager, red-faced warbler, and the outstanding elegant trogon.
For example, species associated with deciduous riparian vegetation, such as Bell's vireos and yellow-breasted chats (Icteria virens), inhabited areas where vegetation composition differed markedly from species associated typically with oak woodlands, such as Mexican jays, ducky-capped flycatchers, and hepatic tanagers (Piranga flava).