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Hi All,

Photos taken today 10/16/2019, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA. (on the coast)

Want to post to eBird, but want a verification that this is a migratory Scarlet tanager.

Thanks for your help.

 

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Nice photos!

Yes, this is a nonbreeding male Scarlet Tanager on migration. Nonbreeding males look like females, but have darker black wings and tail. Note the stout bill and stocky appearance.

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Definitely a Scarlet Tanager.  I shot a bird like this one and posted the photo on Facebook today.  Someone corrected me who says it is a 1st year male in non-breeding plumage.

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The bird in the original pic is a first-year male Scarlet -- note the contrast of replaced black wing coverts, but brown flight feathers. The bird in the second photo is an adult -- note the all-black wing.

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