Rich Levad, Jackson Trappett, Dave Trappet, and Diane Trappett
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
11/1/1996 4:10:00 PM
11/13/1996 4:05:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
Vineyard near private home
10 by 42 binoculars (swarovski)
sun behind us with clear skys
Description of the Bird
My student, Jackson Trappett, told me about a green bird that was eating dried grapes in his back yard. I told him it was likely a Green-tailed Towhee. His dad, Dave "a birder", said no, and it was likely a tanager. So after school Rich Levad and I drove over to check out the bird. The bird, a size smaller than the robins that were also eating the grapes, was easy to observe. The tanager was light green on the back from head to tail and the under parts were yellow green. The tanager bill was very light yellow. There was a complete lack of wing-bars and the wings were slightly darker, when compared to the adjacent plumage. From every indication it was a either a first fall or adult female Scarlet Tanager.
Birds of Western Colorado Plateau and Mesa County on page 162 has the record as does Colorado Birds, Vol, 31 No. 2, April 1997, page 72. The date in the journal should be 1-3 November and not 11-13 November.
Similar Species Discussion
Western Tanager has quite noticable yellow wing-bars. Summer Tanager has quite a heavy bill and lack the green back coloration that this bird. Hepatic Tanager has a dark brown bill.
It the time of observation we had National Geographic and since then we looked at many other birding sources.
I have had a lot of experience with all North American species of tanagers including Flame-colored Tanger.
Notes made DURING observation
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Date Documentation Submitted
3/27/2020 5:32:00 PM
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