National Geographic : 1935 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ) National Geographic Society THEIR STRIKING COLORS BLAZE AMID THE SCENERY OF OUR WEST The red-crested and red-waistcoated Arizona pyrrhuloxia, at the top with his consort, is better known in the southwestern United States as "gray cardinal" or "parrot-bill." They win man's affection by their cheery whistle and their habit of eating boll weevils. Hepatic tanagers, perched at the bottom, live in the mountains of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. In the Far West, especially near camps in our national parks, the western tanager, left, crimson of face, pours out to his yellow-green mate a song like the lay of the East's scarlet tanager (see Plate I).