The Pretty Summer Tanagers


A very pretty bird that can be found around this Concho Valley of west Texas is the Summer Tanager.  They are not in great numbers, but when you see one you will not forget it.  The photos below were taken near Christoval, Texas about 20 miles south of San Angelo.

I love the differences between the sexes.  The male is the bright red and the female is a bright yellow.  The juvenile is what you expect, a mixture of both. I hope you enjoy these images. Click on either one to see an enlargement.

Summer Tanager - male

Summer Tanager – male

Summer Tanager - juvenile

Summer Tanager – juvenile

Summer Tanager - female

Summer Tanager – female