The male Western Tanager is medium-sized, with brilliant red head, bright yellow body, black back, wings, and tail. Wings have two bars: upper bar is yellow, lower bar is white. (click on image to enlarge)
This beauty visited our place in Ojo Caliente for a few days this spring. He was socializing around our feeders with his cronies which include Black-headed Grosbeaks, Evening Grosbeaks, Juniper Titmouse, Lesser Goldfinch, Doves and Canyon Towhees. We even had a rare visit for several days by a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, image to come.