Hepatic Tanager

Hepatic Tanager
Hepatic Tanager Female

Hepatic Tanager males are stocky red birds with some gray on the back and their faces. Females are yellow, brighter underneath than on the back, and juveniles are similar to females.

  • Piranga flava
  • Length: 3.5-7.9 in (8.8-20 cm)
  • Weight: 0.8-1.7 oz (23-47 g)
  • Wingspan: 12.6 in (32 cm)


Hepatic Tanagers breed in southwestern states and Mexico before spending the winter in Mexico, Central, and South America.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Hepatic Tanagers in mountain ranges with pine or pine and oak woodlands. They feed on insects and spiders, but also eat some berries such as cherries and grapes.

Hepatic Tanager Song:


Nests of Hepatic Tanagers are usually built by females quite high in trees and made from twigs, grass, and plant material. They line the nest with soft grass, hair, and pine needles. They lay up to five eggs.

Fun fact:

Hepatic Tanagers often stay together as a family and may migrate together.