Standard Shipping for delivery by Dec 24 has ended. Most products available with Express Shipping.

Western Tanager ~ Nonbreeding Male by Kimberly Chadwick
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Western Tanager ~ Nonbreeding Male by 


10-18-10

Taken at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Aviary using a Powershot SX10IS

Western Tanager breeds in coniferous and mixed woodlands, especially with pines, spruces, firs aspens and oaks often at high elevations. It is found in a great variety of habitats in migration, from desert scrubs to backyard feeders.

In winter this species turns up rarely but regular at feeders in the Southeast.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Western Tanager breeds farther north than any other member of its mostly tropical family, breeding to nearly 60° N in the Northwest Territories.
  • The red pigment in the face is not produced by the bird but is acquired through their diet of insects that themselves acquire it from plants.
  • This species was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition(1803-1806).
  • A group of tanagers are collectively known as a “season” of tanagers.

VOICE SONG a 5-phrased set of burry whistles very similiar to Scarlet Tanager. CALL a rattling prttle-ik, less incisive than Summer Tanager.

Follow my adventures on Facebook

My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture Kimberly

  • Many thanks Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours Kimberly:)

  • I agree, thank you Ginger!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 4 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly. Liked reading the facts you have written on this species.

  • Thank you Alwyn, I love to learn about my subjects and sharing the info makes me feel like I am sharing them at a different level!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 4 years ago

    Stunning image!!!

  • Monica, I thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly !! Good work.

  • I thank you very much Joycee!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous subject Kimberly !!! , Very nice indeed , Trev

  • Your support is heartwarming, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregoryabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Linda again so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot – mq

  • Thank you Mike, sorry for the lateness of my reply. I appreciate you stopping by!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird photos!

  • Thank you very much Cindy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.