summer tanager


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summer tanager

n.
A songbird (Piranga rubra) of the Americas that catches insects in flight and whose plumage is bright red in the adult male and yellowish-green in the female.
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Noun1.summer tanager - of middle and southern United Statessummer tanager - of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
genus Piranga, Piranga - a genus of Thraupidae
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A western tanager turned up at a Springfield feeder in April, and Lombard residents Rick and Mary Lingle noticed a summer tanager at their birdbath in May.
We monitored 997 active nests of eight species with sufficient sample sizes to fit nest survival models including 73 Acadian flycatcher (Empidonax virescens, [n.sub.eff] = 1276), 172 bluegray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea, [n.sub.eff] = 1980), 256 Eastern wood-pewee (Contofms virens, [n.sub.eff] = 5344), 72 field sparrow (Spizella pusilla, [n.sub.eff] = 608), 207 indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea, [n.sub.eff] = 2206), 47 prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor, [n.sub.eff] = 504), 66 summer tanager (Piranga rubra, [n.sub.eff] = 893), and 102 yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens, [n.sub.eff] = 1021) nests.
Not knowing what species it was, we sent the photos to a birder friend who identified it as a summer tanager. We knew it was different, but were surprised to discover it was a rare bird in our area.
Observatory warden Steve Stansfield describes the bunting as "our biggest bird since the Summer Tanager in 1957", as it is usually found around the eastern rim of the Mediterranean.
Species negatively associated with RDA 1 include flycatchers (e.g., Eastern Wood-pewee and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher), bark-gleaners (e.g., Brown Creeper and White-breasted Nuthatch), and other common forest passerines (e.g., Summer Tanager, Tufted Titmouse, and American Goldfinch).
The point count data for the old regrowth forest patches also recorded three bird species that were not documented in the OBBA II regionallist: the black-throated green warbler (Dendraica virens), black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia), and summer tanager (Piranga rubra).
Species such as pine warbler, yellow-throated warbler, brown-headed nuthatch, summer tanager, and Northern flicker utilize the longleaf trunks, limbs, and foliage for foraging and nesting.
He believes he may be the first person to have recorded the summer tanager's morning song.
Two types of birds--the summer tanager and indigo bunting--illustrate how various animals have found their ecological niche in savannas.
On examination this proved to be a summer tanager, the first time this bird from southern and central USA had been recorded this side of the Atlantic.
A summer tanager sings languidly in the rising heat as I prowl through a forest of longleaf pine and turkey oak.
Our nest searching was focused on arboreal and shrub-nesting species, but some proved secretive and many of their nests likely evaded detection {e.g., summer tanager).