The tanagers are a family of songbirds found across the Americas. These small birds tend to be colorful; often males are more brightly plumaged than females. Tanagers in name only?There are four species of tanager found in North... Read more »
The Hepatic Tanager is a medium-sized songbird of the Americas. They breed in the southwestern mountains of the United States and into parts of Mexico; birds found across much of east-central South America are year-round resident birds.
Hepatic Tanagers are brightly-colored birds. All birds have greyish flanks and cheeks, with a dark eye line. Males are red while females are yellow.
The word "hepatic" refers to the liver. Hepatic can also mean "liver-colored." The Hepatic Tanager is one of four tanager species found in the United States. The others are: Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, and Scarlet Tanager.