The Western Tanager

Learn more about the Western Tanager.

This beautiful, male Western Tanager would be easy to identify in the field, with it’s red face and striking black and yellow body. The female is a more yellow and gray and lacks the red face.

A bird of coniferous and mixed forests, the Western Tanager forages on insects, including wasps and often catches them in mid-air.  You can take a look at the range map and see if you have these birds in your area.  If you do, you may be able to attract them to your yard with orange halves.

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