western tanager


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western tanager

n.
A tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) of western North America and of Central America, the male of which is yellow with a red head and a black back.
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west′ern tan′ager


n.
a tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, of W North America, the male of which is black, yellow, and orange-red.
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Noun1.western tanager - of western North Americawestern tanager - of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red
tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
genus Piranga, Piranga - a genus of Thraupidae
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Additional Cook treasures included black-belling whistling duck, cinnamon teal, cattle egret, snowy owl, Townsend's solitaire, western tanager, prairie warbler and Harris's sparrow.
By mid century, the park's climate is projected to improve for birds that live in dry forests at mid elevation, like the western tanager, pygmy nuthatch, and red-naped sapsucker, and worsen for birds in cooler, wetter, high-elevation forests, like the American three-toed woodpecker, pine grosbeak, and Townsend's solitaire.
Also appearing on some of the tracks are the natural songs of bluebird, hummingbird, owl, red-winged blackbird, Western tanager, and Abert's squirrel.
After all, you won't find a western tanager in Connecticut, no matter how many orange halves you put out for it.
Where possible, sight records are included only if published in Audubon Field Notes/(North) American Birds (hereafter "AFN") or in the Western Tanager ("WT"), or if the observer is known to the author.
Other birds observed in the area include the chipping sparrow, American robin, western tanager, pine siskin, white-crowned sparrow, and ruby- crowned kinglet, all of which leave the area to winter in less harsh environs.
The male Western tanager, common to the western states, has a red face and a yellow body with black back, wings and tail.
Mag told me that avocets nest on the pond in the summer, and that she'd once seen a western tanager there.
Based on the ANOVA, 5 species (Gray Jay, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Varied Thrush, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee) were strongly affected by changes in habitat area (P[greater than or equal to]0.007), 5 species (Evening Grosbeak, Hammond's Flycatcher, Pileated Woodpeecker, Western Wood-Pewee, and Red-breasted Nuthatch) were moderately affected (0.011 [greater than or equal to] P [greater than or equal to] 0.092), and 5 species (Red Crossbill, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Western Tanager, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Red-tailed Hawk) were virtually unaffected (P[less than or equal to]0.212).
I turned and saw a pretty western tanager fly up from the ground and onto a low branch.
"Such a brave little fellow, even if he shouldn't have disobeyed his parents--but it was this Spirit Bird, he believed--he always said it turned out to be a Spirit Bird, even after someone showed us a photograph of a Western Tanager."
we included the ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens), western kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus), Lucy's warbler (Oreothlypis luciae), western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), lark sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys), black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus), lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena), Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii), and lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria).

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