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Documentation of Hepatic Tanager

Observer Information

Reporter:  Polly Neldner 
Other Observers:  Paul Neldner; As far as we know...we are the first to observe the female. The CFO group from two days prior saw only the male.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Hepatic Tanager
First Date/Time:  5/20/2012
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  2O minutes
County:  Las Animas
Specific Location:  N 37 deg. 09 ' 32"410', W 104 deg. 36' 10"W. 8/10s of a mile west of mile marker 65, St. Hwy 12
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Female
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Pinyon Juniper with some Ponderosa pine

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  swarovski 8.5X42 Binoculars and 500 MM telephoto lens
Distance:  50-100 ft.
Light:  very good light, slight overcast

Description of the Bird

Grayish ariculars, stout blackish bill with gray base. Bright throat and forehead, grayish flanks
Behaviors: Was chasing and following male of same species
Call: None heard
Plumage: Adult

Similar Species Discussion

Male of same species was seen in the same tree at the same time.

Resources Used

Sibley's Guide to Birds of North America

Previous Experience

None with female


Notes made DURING observation

Additional Information

Comments: Am re-submitting the same photos as for male.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Elevation: 6035
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Trinidad
Independent Observers: As far as we know...we are the first to observe the female. The CFO group from two days prior saw only the male.

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

5/20/2012 8:44:00 PM

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