Western tanager

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Western tanager Piranga ludoviciana

The Western tanager are summer visitors to Washington State and are the only tanagers to regularly visit here.

Family Thraupidae: medium-sized birds with distinctive stout pointed bills. All are brightly colored, mostly fruit-eating, tropical birds

Generally solitary and stay within the foliage of trees, feeding on insects & fruit. Nests in conifer forests of our region, and migrates south to Central America for the winter.