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Summer Tanager, Dixon, 101st CBC

Photos taken by Robert Templeton with ``a point-and-shoot through a Kowa scope;'' all the originals were severely vignetted. Scanned from prints.

Dr. John Hubbard commented:

Although the pictures are not definitive (especially for color), I suspect the Summer Tanager is Piranga rubra rubra which is darker and smaller than our breeding P. r. cooperi. The former winters in small numbers westward to California, and there is a November (Sierra Co.) and a January (Bernalillo Co.) specimen from New Mexico.

Summer Tanager, right side Summer Tanager, head and bill Summer Tanager, left side #1 Summer Tanager, left side #2

See also: Documentation for the 101st New Mexico CBC
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