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Hepatic Tanager Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Madera Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.7N, -110.9W, elev=4,953' MAP
Date: November 9, 2007
ID : 6818 [3888 x 2592]

Hepatic Tanager Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Madera Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.7N, -110.9W, elev=4,953' MAP
Date: June 4, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava, is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. It is one of five Tanagers found in North America.

The habits of the Hepatic Tanager are similar to those of the Western Tanager.

Its range includes Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.

It is larger and stockier than other Tanagers and has a relatively short tail and a stout bill. Its brightest color is always on its forehead and throat. In all plumages, it has grey flanks, dusky cheeks, and a dark eye streak. The female is yellow, and the male is red. Its average weight is 1.3 oz (38 g). Its average wingspan is 12.5 in and length 8 inches.

Its call is a low, dry chup like the Hermit Thrush. Its song is clearer than other Tanagers, and it is like the Black-headed Grosbeak. Its flight call is a husky and rising weet.



                                     




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