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none; Polly Wren Neldner
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
Lathrop State Park, Martin Lake
Riparian, next to lake with cottonwoods, willows etc.
8.5 X 42 Swarovski binoculars. Canon 500 mm point and shoot camera
Excellent, clear skies, no wind
Description of the Bird
Bright rosy-red bird, with red lores long yellowish bill. Approximately 7.5-8 inches long
Behaviors: Flew into cottonwood and perched for just a moment...then flew out and on to another perch
Call: None heard...bird was silent
Similar Species Discussion
Eliminated from Hepatic due to bill size and color, general coloring of bird. Hepatic would have darker, smaller bill and would have grayish wash on auriculars, back and flank. This bird was much brighter red overall.
Lacked black wings of Scarlet Tanager.
Lacked prominent crest, conical bill and black mask of Northern Cardinal
Sibley's Guide to Birds, Peterson Field Guide, Stoke's Field Guide
Have seen Summer Tanagers in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Arizona. Have seen Hepatic Tanagers in Arizona
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
5/26/2011 12:58:00 PM
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