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#1 teresatork

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Is there any bird that fits all of the following:

Main color: RED
THICK BILL
has a CREST
with a YELLOW and WHITE BELLY
NO BLACK ON FACE
BILL is YELLOW
same SIZE as a CARDINAL
a hint of YELLOW ON CREST

I did not see this bird myself. My friend saw it and this is all the information she gave me about it. She saw the bird in her yard (in Kansas). There is a golf course and a river behind her house, so she sees plenty of birds. She originally described it as a "very strange cardinal".

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#2 Parula

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

i sounds kinda like a 1st year summer tanager
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

Agree, sounds kind of like a tanager, most likely Summer.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Tanagers don't have a crest, but many birds can raise the feathers on their heads when alarmed or agitated.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

Tanagers don't have a crest, but many birds can raise the feathers on their heads when alarmed or agitated.


Or just plain excited about getting clean. ;)
Here is a 2nd year Summer Tanager, a hatch year would be more yellow:

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#6 teresatork

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

I told my friend that it was probably a summer tanager. Thanks!

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#7 jlk1987

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

that was my first thought as well. i saw one in virginia a few years ago and didnt know what it was and remember giving a similar description.

#8 teresatork

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

I can see how someone might think 'cardinal' when they first saw it.

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