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Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes >> Family Cardinalidae >> Genus Piranga

Summer Tanager (Unique ID: 5776)
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Species: Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Location: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: ---     Activity: foraging/eating
Sex: male     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Bob Gress     Date: June 19, 2012
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 10.0

Notes: This bird was observed feeding this Painted Bunting. Interspecific feeding by males of several other species of cardinalid has been documented previously, but to our knowledge this is the first known instance of such behavior by a Summer Tanager.


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