Western Tanager

Physical Traits

The male Western Tanager has a bright yellow body, black wings and a red-orange face. Females have gray backs and wings and an olive body to blend into the tree tops.


The Western Tanager can be found in upper canopies of western mountain pines.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Western Tanagers normally eat insects, mulberries, elderberries and cherries. If you live along a pine forest it is possible you could see one at your feeder grabbing a bite to eat as it makes its way south to Mexico.

States and Regions Found

Western United States and Mexico