Documentation of Scarlet Tanager

Observer Information

Reporter:  Bill Maynard  1390 Farnham Pt. # 205,   COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  80904-5215
Other Observers:  many others

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Scarlet Tanager
First Date/Time:  5/21/2014 7:30:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  5/21/2014 7:40:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  10 minutes
County:  Pueblo
Specific Location:  Location Not Listed
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


small riparian near pond

Description of the Bird

All dark-red medium-sized bird with grayish yellow bill and black wings and tail. Eye dark. Feeding at top 1/3 of peach leaf willows. 

Similar Species Discussion

No other U.S. species looks like this althought White-winged Tanager from South America looks like it but with white wingbars. 

Resources Used


Previous Experience

It nested in our back yard where i grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and it was one I learned early on.



Materials Available

Photographer: bill maynard

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Date Documentation Submitted

7/14/2014 1:43:00 PM
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