|Common Name||Summer Tanager|
|Scientific Name||Purabga /rubra|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||04/29/2017|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Heidi Webster|
|Mailing Address||94 Mystic Drive|
Norwich, Vermont 05055
|Latitude of Observation||0|
|Longitude of Observation||0|
|Place Name||94 Mystic Drive|
|Time of Day||05:10 PM|
|Length of Time Observed||10 - 15 minutes|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||30|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||25|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
I have seen Scarlet Tanagers.
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|Description of Habitat|
Bird feeder with bar (supposed to be squirrel proof) with black oil sunflower seed. Other birds present include chickadees, titmice, mourning doves, white-breasted nuthatch, cardinals
I did not see it fly. It was busy feeding with its beak in the seed the whole time I watched.
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
I saw a grosbeak-sized bird at my feeder. The head was red and it had a large beak. The red extended past the breast, where it appeared blotchy looking. There were also blotches of red on the wings. The red met yellow at the sides and the yellow extended to the tail on the underside of the bird. The wings were darker, kind of a grayish color.
|Relative Size & Shape|
I thought it was about the size of a grosbeak.
|Feet & Bill|
I did not observe these closely.
Dark - grayish
|Lower Back & Rump|
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
Pine grosbeak, finches, crossbills. This bird was distinctly red and yellow. I could not find other birds that had both colors in the pattern that I saw. The blotchy breast and blotchy red markings on the upper wings were unique.
|Other Notes & Comments|
From my research I determined that this was a juvenile male.
|This report was written from notes taken:||Written from Memory|