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gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 28, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9142171

This pair of beautiful birds is nesting in my niece's garden about 30 miles away. I have never seen anything like them. She is asking my help to id. I have no idea. Any help?

The first photo is of the female; other 2 are views of the male. Certain this is a pair for they are nesting.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9142201

Summer Tanager; first is an immature male (1 year old), the next two are adult males.

Resin
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 28, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9142284

Resin, I don't understand. These birds can be observed (NOW) sharing nesting duties.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9142338

Ooops! Checked up, adult females and immature males can be very similar in appearance (sorry, forgot this at first!).

Resin
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 28, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9142537

Thanks, after you id as tanager for me was able to find information that answered my question.

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