Harrison, H. H. 1979. In and around Big Bend National Park probable evidence was obtained in 29103-C3 and F6 and possible evidence in B3 and another possible in 29102-F8. She lines it with materials such as fine rootlets and hair. It was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition. DakotaBirder. This species is accidental in Texas, but in Arizona it has hybridized with Western Tanagers (Hudon 1999). In Arizona 77% of breeding evidence was found in habitats containing ponderosa pine, mixed with such species as Douglas fir, Gambel’s oak, pinyon pine and juniper. Texas A&M University 1302 p. Hutto, R.L. The TBBA map is similar to the distribution of summer and breeding symbols on Oberholser’s (1974) map. Oxford University Press, New York. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado. Western Tanager (, Roth.,R. The back, scapulars, wings, and tail are black. Text by Robert C. Tweit (2007). Length: 7-1/4 inches. In Colorado, breeding dates ranged from nest building on May 21 to fledged young on August 9 (Roth and Kingery 1998). A western counterpart to the Scarlet Tanager, this species occurs in summer farther north than any other tanager -- far up into northwestern Canada. Western Tanager The striking black-and-yellow western tanager, with its bright red head, is one of the more characteristic summer species of western pine forests. Click here to return to the species 429 pp. The nest is usually 2.5-5 m (8-17 ft) above ground. In the Guadalupe Mountains (latilomg-quad 31104-H7) there were one confirmed, 7 probable and one possible breeding records. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 1.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Sauer, J. R., J. E. Hines, and J. Fallon. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Please mail any Recent studies have show its closest relative is not one of these, but the Flame-colored Tanager (P. bidentata; Burns 1998). Map created with ArcGIS. 2005). Western Hemisphere Range eBird Occurrence Map Click the map for more info. R1-93-34. Around the Davis Mountains another confirmed record was obtained in 30104-F2 with a probable in quad F1 and possibles in F2 and E6. Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version Western Tanagers winter from Baja California Sur and central Mexico south to west Panama (Howell and Webb 1995). 2004. Moors., A. and T. E. Corman. Feeds predominantly on insects during the breeding season, but it also incorporates fruits and berries in its diet whenever it can. Redmond. The North American Breeding Bird Survey, results and analysis 1966-2005. The nest is usually saddled in a fork of a horizontal branch of a tree at the edge of an opening. Young, and J.R. Zook. View in other NatureServe Network Field Guides, It seems your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. Her underparts vary from bright yellow to grayish white with yellow. In brighter females the anterior portion of the head may be tinged with red (Hudon 1999). Swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings. The nest is a loosely woven, open, flat bowl with small cavity. These tanagers probably breed in Texas from late April to mid-August, and most southbound migrants are present from late August to early November (Oberholser 1974, Lockwood and Freeman 2004). EMAIL IF Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company. 2012. Using personal observations and reviewing literature that summarize the breeding, overwintering, or migratory habitat requirements of each species (Dobkin 1992, Hart et al. 262 p. Commonly Associated with these Ecological Systems, Occasionally Associated with these Ecological Systems, Web Search Engines for Articles on "Western Tanager", Additional Sources of Information Related to "Birds". See range map. Williams, P.C. Look for this PDF icon at the top of each page as you search and browse. Adams, R.A.  2003. Most Western Tanagers arrive in spring from early April to late May, when they are uncommon to common in the Trans-Pecos and High Plains regions (see the region map in Lockwood and Freeman [2004]). comments/suggestions/additional links for this page to: BIRDING, and may not be used, copied, or distributed on any other website, blog, In Colorado 64% of graphed breeding reports came from coniferous forests and 27% from deciduous habitats (often aspen: Roth and Kingery 1998). (Click legend blocks to view individual ranges), Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database. In Arizona, atlasers found breeding evidence from early May to early August (Moors and Corman 2005). Favors open woodlands, but occasionally extends into fairly dense forests. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel MD < http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs>, Keith A. Arnold e-mail: kaarnold@tamu.edu. Montana atlas of terrestrial vertebrates. You can download select species by searching or when you're on a Taxa page like Class, Order, and Family. DISTRIBUTION. 2000. Ecological Systems Associated with this Species. Medium-sized song bird. One brood per year. Adult female has olive-green upperparts becoming grayish on back and scapular and yellowish on rump and uppertail-coverts. Auk 115: 621-634. Young. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D.K. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Piranga: implications for biogeography and the evolution of morphology and behavior. Family: Cardinal. Click for a hub of Extension resources related to the current COVID-19 situation. Western tanager: Alan Murphy, BIA/Minden Pictures. (Hudon 1999). Maxell, P. Hendricks, and D. Flath. 2003. USDA Forest Service, Northern Region. SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDS AND BIRDING - LOCATIONS OF WEBSITE Mammals of Montana. 2005. Dept. Most Western Tanagers arrive in spring from early April to late May, when they are uncommon to common in the Trans-Pecos and High Plains regions (see the region map in Lockwood and Freeman [2004]).