Catherine CA

by Catherine Byrne
(Fountain Valley, CA, USA)

There two of them trying to feed on the humming bird feeders, before I got the camera one had gone.


What is the name of this beautiful bird?

Comments for Catherine CA

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 20, 2015
catherine ca
by: Brook

Hi, your beautiful bird is a Western Tananger. In breeding phase the male will have a bright reddish orange head and beard.

They do like fruit but usually eat it in the fall. She may think it's fruit and you could put some fruit preserves out but be certain it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Fresh fruit would thrill them, I'm sure but be careful not to let it mold or spoil.

You can find more info about nesting, food habitat etc:
AllAboutBirds.org/guide/western_tananger/id

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. dark hark

    Jan 17, 18 09:40 AM

    Seen in Lake Whitney State Park Texas. We have many hawks here, especially Red-tailed. Wasn't sure if this is a dark morph red-tail, Harris's or something

    Read More

  2. Small black bird with white stripes on face and long feathered tail which sings a beautiful song

    Jan 13, 18 11:30 AM

    Small black bird with white stripes on face and long feathered tail which sings a beautiful song seen in Mumbai

    Read More

  3. Linda

    Jan 11, 18 10:32 PM

    Can you help me identify a bird I saw last week that I've not seen before? It was eating berries in a dogwood tree in North Central Washington state.

    Read More