male; brick red; dark bill; greyish cheek patch (Arizona, USA; 2008-06-21)

Hepatic Tanager
Piranga hepatica

Native Range: North America and Central America.

Notes: very similar to Summer Tanager but with a dark (rather than pale) bill; strong sexual dimorphism with the male being red-plumaged and the female being almost all olive-yellow with hints of red on the throat.

male taking a bath (Arizona, USA; 2008-06-21)

male drying off after bath (Arizona, USA; 2008-06-21)

ventral view of female or perhaps a young male (Panama; 2008-06-21)

female; olive-yellow with hints of red on throat and belly ; 2008-06-21)