Perching

Flame-colored Tanager

Piranga bidentata
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Tom Munson


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Flame-colored Tanager
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flame-colored-tanager

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Flame-colored Tanager. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flame-colored-tanager

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Flame-colored Tanager". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flame-colored-tanager

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Dr. Biology. "Flame-colored Tanager". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 11 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/flame-colored-tanager

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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