scarlet tanager


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scarlet tanager

n.
A migratory songbird (Piranga olivacea) of the Americas, the male of which has bright scarlet plumage with a black tail and wings.

scarlet tanager

n
(Animals) an E North American tanager, Piranga olivacea, the male of which has a bright red head and body with black wings and tail

scar′let tan′ager


n.
a tanager, Piranga olivacea, that breeds in E North America: the male in spring and summer is scarlet with black wings and tail.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarlet tanager - the male is bright red with black wings and tailscarlet tanager - the male is bright red with black wings and tail
tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
genus Piranga, Piranga - a genus of Thraupidae
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I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
The officers found a variety of illegal items for sale, including: fur coats, hats and accessories made from jaguar, leopard and ocelot, costing as much as $7,000 apiece; 32 items made from ivory at up to $2,000 each; and a large glass-encased diorama of mounted songbirds including several hummingbird species, cedar waxwing, scarlet tanager, evening grosbeak and many other species for $2,450.
Additional species identified and studied include several species of bats, insects, moths and butterflies, multiple birds including hermit thrush, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, blue jay, European Starling, red-bellied woodpecker, and Eastern screech owl.
Many species of warbler, scarlet tanager, eastern towhee, eastern wood-pewee and the wood thrush--Washington, D.
October is the best month for top-drawer rarities around Britain, and last week did not disappoint: a Siberian Rubythroat, Myrtle Warbler and White's Thrush on Shetland, Scarlet Tanager in the Outer Hebrides, Eyebrowed Thrush on Orkney, and Ovenbird and Swainson's Thrush in Ireland.
An exhausted scarlet tanager, otherwise on the verge of dying, might gain just enough energy from a dozen mealworms to survive the challenging journey to the American coast.
As scarlet tanager, indigo bunting, laughing gull, trumpeter swan.
She is the founder and director of Scarlet Tanager Books.
Some area-sensitive, interior-dwelling avifauna require intact, mature forest stands, such as the ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea), and wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), a species of national conservation concern (BNA 2011).
A scarlet tanager haunts these leaves with fleeting
Desrochers also included more southerly species on his list, such as the scarlet tanager and hooded warbler.
A scarlet tanager, white-throated sparrow, little blue heron, Swainson's thrush and both Philadelphia and redeyed vireos were scattered down Ireland's west coast.