Summer Tanager

Other Names: none

Distribution: southern United States in summer; Central and South America in winter.

Summer Tanager distribution range map

Description:

Size: 16-17 cm in length with a 27-30 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males are uniform red with some black on the flight feathers. Females are pale olive green above and dull yellow below. The legs are gray, the beak is yellowish-brown, and the eyes are black.

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Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
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
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
head
tailbands
Sounds
buzzing
chirping
soft
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
fields
flats
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
redororange
brown
yellow
red
Body Shape
necklong
perching
Size
large
medium
small
Order
tanagers - thraupidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
cardinals and grosbeaks - cardinalidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species