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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bird ID Needed



An internet friend of mine who lives in Minnesota has this bird in her backyard but she doesn't know what it is.  Can anyone help her out and identify the bird, please?  It's one I've never seen before and couldn't find it in the bird book.

Here's what she first wrote about the bird: Here is a picture of a bird that was and is in my yard.  It is about the size of a sparrow.  Anyone know what it is?  I think it might be hurt.  It  does fly a bit, but is hanging around the house on the ground.

Later she wrote:  I think it is a Western Tanager.  When I am outside he is hanging around me.  I have gotten very close to him.





8 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

I thought Tanager --but am not sure. He's a cute little guy....

I have a cute birdie blog tomorrow. Don't miss.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Very lovely colorful bird.

mick said...

Very cute and no idea what it might be!

prairiebirder said...

Yes, it is a Western Tanager!

eileeninmd said...

The Western Tanagers are so pretty. A rainbow of colors. Your friend is lucky to have one in her yard.

Gary said...

Uncertain, but it is a beauty. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dave said...

brilliant bird - I hope it is OK though

Marcia said...

Thanks for all the comments and confirmation that her guess of a Western Tanager was right.

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