Bird Of The Week- Scarlet Tanger- American Bird Conservancy

Bird of the Week
Tropical Traveler:
Scarlet Tanager
In spring plumage, the male Scarlet Tanager’s beauty comes close to rivaling showy tropical birds like the Green-headed Tanager and Gilt-edged Tanager. Unlike these South American residents, the Scarlet Tanager is a migratory bird that travels long distances between breeding and wintering grounds.

The Scarlet Tanager makes the journey from the eastern United States to lowland South American forests twice a year. During migration, the birds fly mostly at night, sometimes with other migratory birds such as the Cerulean Warbler and Wood Thrush.

Listen to its robin-like song and


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American Bird Conservancy | P.O. Box 249 | The Plains, VA 20198

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