Bright yellow and orange birds

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

I live in Portland, Oregon and I have been seeing a pair of yellow and orange birds that look like a tropical parakeet or something. Anyone know what they could be?

I have uploaded a photo of a Western Tanager. Any resemblance?

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Jul 03, 2014
Yellow bird NEW
by: Anonymous

that's not it. this beauty is all yellow with a black beak and it's mate is the same shape with no yellow at all

Apr 04, 2014
Retired NEW
by: Carolyn

In lase t several weeks I have seen these birds (4)and they are drinking from my hummingbird feeder. They have beaks that are longer than normal birds. They are beautiful. I live in Apple Valley, CA

Jun 09, 2012
I thought they were parrots too!! North of Toronto NEW
by: Anonymous

I live north of Toronto and have seen what I thought was someones Parrot also at my feeder!!! Trying to get a picture but they fly before i can. I have set out some oranges in a recycled clear container on my pole as I also believe I have Baltimore Orioles. But I'm pretty sure the parrot looking bird is different. Much bigger and looks like a cow bird but in orange!!. My mom thinks they are Tanangers. I'm so thrilled and scout out for them early in the a.m. at my feeder

Jun 03, 2011
by: Anonymous

Yes they are summer tanagers! They look a lot like the one you posted except they only have a tiny bit of black on the tip of their wings but are mainly bright yellow with orange on their head. Thank you so much, I discovered tanagers yesterday, it seems like they aren't a typical bird to see in the NW, wonder why they are here, but I'm glad they are!

May 30, 2011
Western Tanager in WA
by: Judy-Seattle

Susan, my husband saw a Western Tanager here, too, last week. I have never seen one before. We live 25 miles south of Seattle.

Hi Judy! I use to see them occasionally in my yard, here in British Columbia, but it has been a few years. Susan

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