Scarlet Tanager

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern United States in summer; western Amazon in winter.

Scarlet Tanager

Description:

Size: 15-16 cm in length with a 27-30 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adult males are bright red with black wings and tail. Females are yellowish on the undersides and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. In winter plumage, both sexes' wings and tail are darker. Young males briefly show a more complex variegated plumage before developing their adult coloration. The beak is pale, the legs are gray, and the eyes are black.

 

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Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
cross
crown
tailbands
Sounds
soft
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
Habitat
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
black
brown
red
Body Shape
necklong
perching
Size
large
small
Order
tanagers - thraupidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
cardinals and grosbeaks - cardinalidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species