Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Summer Tanager, September 30, 2020

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 21, 2020
I feel pretty sure that this is a juvenile male Summer Tanager. If any of you more experienced birders think differently, please let me know. Summer Tanagers, Piranga rubra, are migratory birds who breed in the southern United States. Their migration may take them as far south as the middle of South America. The females and juveniles are yellow; the males are red. Judging by the few red feathers among the yellow, this is a young male beginning to get his adult feathers. I was surprised to see it here at my house. It is the only one I have ever seen.

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  1. Hello,

    The Summer Tanager is a great bird, wonderful photo!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. He is a beauty. I would have missed the red had you not pointed it out. Thank you.

  3. I am glad you got to see this young guy. I have never seen one---we have a Western Tanager out here and I have seen one very few times

  4. She's so pretty! And a perfect photo.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a glorious week ahead!

  5. Oh, that's wonderful. Great photo, too. We've had Scarlet Tanagers here, but I think I'm just a bit too far north for the Summer Tanager (it looks like they breed as far north as Northern Illinois). Beautiful birds!

  6. My what a gorgeous young creature! You capture it so well :)

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!! Thanks for linking up.

  7. What a neat sighting! They blend in so well, that it's hard to see them. And they are unexpected! Beautiful photos! I clicked on it! Hugs!

  8. What a beautiful bird! Always fun when unexpected birds show up at our homes. Happy Saturday!


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