Definition of Piranga ludoviciana

1. Noun. Of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red.

Exact synonyms: Western Tanager
Generic synonyms: Tanager
Group relationships: Genus Piranga, Piranga

Lexicographical Neighbors of Piranga Ludoviciana

Piptadenia macrocarpa
Pipturus albidus
Pipturus argenteus
Piranga flava hepatica
Piranga ludoviciana (current term)
Piranga olivacea
Piranga rubra
Pirani gauge
Pirie's bone
Pirogoff's amputation
Pirogoff's angle
Pirogoff's triangle
Pirojpur District
Pirquet's index
Pirquet's reaction

Literary usage of Piranga ludoviciana

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Evolution of the Colors of North American Land Birds by Charles Augustus Keeler (1893)
"Thus the colors of the female western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) lack the brilliancy and purity of the hues of the male, while the young, in their first ..."

2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1903)
"Lark Bunting. A common summer resident in western Kansas. 258. Passer domesticus Linn. English Sparrow. Resident; abundant. 259. Piranga ludoviciana Wils. ..."

3. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway, Herbert Friedmann (1902)
"Piranga ludoviciana (Wilson). LOUISIANA TANAGER. Adult male in summer.—Back, scapulars, wings, and tail black, the first .sometimes slightly mixed with ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"WESTERN TANAGER (Piranga ludoviciana). The only known record of the occurrence of this bird in Louisiana is a specimen taken on March 19, 1898, ..."

5. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Piranga ludoviciana. Range.—United States, west of the Plains and north to British Columbia. I Bluish green.] This handsome species is black and yellow, ..."

6. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Piranga ludoviciana. Western Tanager. Breeds in Can. and Tran. zones from se. Alaska, ne. BC, sw. Mack., and sw. SD to high mts. of w. ..."

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