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Flame-colored Tanager

Piranga bidentata

Flame-colored Tanager
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 8 in. (20 cm)
Occupying dense coniferous stands, pine-oak woodlands and closed riparian forests, this species feeds on insects in the mid to high levels of the trees where it often joins mixed species foraging flocks. Its nest is made of twigs and moss and placed in the fork of a high horizontal branch. In the northern part of its range it frequently hybridizes with the Western Tanager. The four-digit banding code is FCTA.
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copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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