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Piranga rubra -juvenile male- (Summer tanager / Piranga abejera) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Piranga rubra -juvenile male- (Summer tanager / Piranga abejera)

Molting immature male, patchy yellow and red.


Young males acquiring adult plumage are patched with red and yellow.


The breeding habitat of Summer Tanager is open wooded areas, especially with oaks, across the southern United States, extending as far north as Iowa. These birds migrate to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. They are often out of sight, foraging high in trees, sometimes flying out to catch insects in flight.




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Taken on November 19, 2016