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