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Hepatic Tanager

Piranga flava

Hepatic Tanager
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 8 in. (20 cm)
Nesting in mountainous pine and oak woodlands, the Hepatic Tanager stays high in the tree crowns. Here it gleans and flies out to catch insects from the vegetation but in the later summer includes more fruits in its diet. The nest is made of loose grass and moss and placed high on a horizontal branch. The four-digit banding code is HETA.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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