This migrant is appropriately named for Costa Rica since they are always here during our Summer or September to May. The males are uniformly red all over while the females vary from light yellow to a dirty yellow or gold with sometimes brown on the head and wings. Read about the Summer Tanager on eBird or see my Summer Tanager Gallery with photos from other areas of Costa Rica. They breed in North America during the North American Summer then spend Sept-May south from Mexico to northern South America, our summer! 🙂 Thus the name fits both regions during the times there.
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Seen my first summer tanager (male) beautiful bird – Near Crocket, Texas today 04/26/2022
Congratulations Roy! The bright red male is very beautiful! Visit Costa Rica sometime for that and lots of other types of tanagers that migrate here from South America. CR is a birding paradise! Pura vida!