Tanagers

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager (Photo: Bill Thompson, III)

Look for This trim and elegant neotropical migrant is sometimes called the “summer redbird” to distinguish it from the South’s other “redbird,” the familiar cardinal. It is shy and deliberate in its movements and, for such a colorful bird, can be surprisingly difficult to find. Only the male summer tanager is red; the female is… See details »

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager (Photo: Creative Commons)

Look for The male scarlet tanager in spring plumage ranks among the most stunningly beautiful birds in North America. One glance at his neon-bright plumage can turn even the most disinterested person into a confirmed bird watcher. The male scarlet tanager in spring plumage has a solid red body and jet-black wings and tail, with… See details »

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