coat of many colors
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a first spring male Summer Tanager. |
Juvenile and female birds are dull yellow with yellowish bills and adult males are bright red with yellow bills.
During their first spring, however, males are in the process of molting out of their juvenile colors and into adult colors and show a patchwork of color. No two juveniles have the same color splotches.
It makes this age Summer Tanager a tough bird for new birders to identify!
This bird was coming to a water station at a bird blind at the South Llano River State Park near Junction, TX, USA.
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- [2006-05-15 7:28]
wonderful shot of this colorful bird. Nice sharp details and lovely pose. Great POV and nice composition.
thank you for your help identifying my Indigo Bunting :-)
Great picture Chris.
Excellent colors and details and good composition.
Good POV and BG.
Wonderful photo,red is striking.Did you paint the bird with a brush :)) If the bird was located in left side of the photo,that will be more good I think.
- [2006-05-15 20:02]
Bravo pour cette photo,l'oiseau est superbe et les couleurs sont très jolies.
Sharp, Sharp and sharp, very nice shot Chris.
Great details with very good POV. nice colors and DOF, i like it, specialy the pose of bird.
A new bird to me. I don't think I have seen one on Treknature before. Lovely plumage colours. Good clear details and you have a catchlight in the eye. Well done. Thanks.