Flame-colored Tanagers are beautiful birds found in the mountains of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. Occasionally, they come up into Arizona and can be spotted in the canyons of southwestern Arizona. The male is brightly colored and sometimes mistaken for a scarlet tanager. The female, with less brilliant, but still beautiful yellow colors, is mistaken for a female summer tanagers. Flame-colored Tanagers have a distinctive brown and white stripe along the wings and back, and this pattern distinguishes them from other similar birds.