[Mystery bird] Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, photographed in Wilsall, Montana. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Ron Shimek [larger view].
Olympus OM-10 in an Ikelite Housing, Kodachrome 64 film.
Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.
This stunning mystery bird is more than “eye candy”; there is something special about this bird’s breeding habits that set it apart from all its congeners, can you tell me what that is?
The Western Tanager breeds farther north than any other member of its (mostly) tropical family, productive nests being found almost as far north as the Northwest Territories in Canada (60°N).