A Queenly Female Summer Tanager

I was impressed by the “Queenly” look of this female Summer Tanager in my garden the other day. She looks so stately and regal, holding her head up properly like Queen Elizabeth does. I keep seeing these females with no bright red males around. So I’m wondering if maybe she is a resident here and the migrants haven’t arrived yet? But then surely with resident females there would also be some resident males? 🙂

Summer Tanager female, Atenas, Costa Rica

And below she is looking straight at me, like she’s asking me, “Who are you and what do you think you’re doing?” 🙂 . . .

Summer Tanager female, Atenas, Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida!

And I just noticed that my Summer Tanager Gallery has more than twice as many females as males, so maybe there are just fewer males period, or they are just all out looking for food or less stately females. 🙂

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