Size:  8″

Plumage/Description:Males are a dull red color overall with a grayish wash, particularly on the face, back, wings, and flanks.
Female plumage is a dull orange color on the forehead, throat, and breast, with a predominately grayish wash over the head, back, wings and flanks.

Habitat: Ponderosa/Coniferous

Time of year:  Spring, Summer, early Fall

Relative Abundance:  Common in proper habitat

Behavior: Hepatic Tanagers are rarely seen outside of a Ponderosa Pine habitat. They glean for insects, frequently in trees,
but will sometimes go down onto the ground in search of insects. Where there are homes in the forest with feeders it is not
uncommon for tanagers to frequent suet and jelly feeders.

Diet: Insects, suet, jelly

Similar species:   Summer Tanager

Best Sites:   Goldwater Lake, Lynx Lake, Granite Basin Recreation Area, Groom Creek, Walker