August 25, 2014

Dichotomy



This scarlet tanager, I think it is a male juvenile , is a complete contrast to its breeding plumage.

This one dropped by to have a drink and a bath before continuing its migration to warmer climes for the winter.

This is the male in breeding plumage.


If you can confirm the id as either male, immature or female please let me know.

Piranga olivacea

On the wintering grounds in South America the Scarlet Tanager joins mixed species foraging flocks with flycatchers, antbirds, woodcreepers, and resident tropical tanagers.

The oldest Scarlet Tanager on record was nearly 12 years old.

source - - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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