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Leslie Pernas-Giz

Melbourne, Florida, United States


About 3 pm I was watching the birdbath area in the front yard and observed a large yellowish/greenish bird fly from the shrub area and land in a pine tree. Soon after that it flew down to the bath area and began to bath. Right away I knew it was either a tanager or oriole (had a Baltimore Oriole earlier in the week) but before anything, I took several photos before it left. After studying it I determined that it was a Western Tanager because of the reddish area on the front of its face around the bill and its bill shape. But before entering in PFW I sent photos to an expert birder friend, David Simpson, to verify, which he did.

Western Tanager-immature Male

Western Tanager-immature male.

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