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1. Any of various songbirds of the family Thraupidae of the Americas, often having brightly colored plumage in the male.
2. Any of various similar birds of the family Cardinalidae, such as the scarlet tanager.

[New Latin tanagra, alteration of Portuguese tangará, from Tupí tanagorá.]
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(Animals) any American songbird of the family Thraupidae, having a short thick bill and a brilliantly coloured male plumage
[C19: from New Latin tanagra, based on Tupi tangara]
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(ˈtæn ə dʒər)

any of numerous New World songbirds of the subfamily Thraupinae (family Emberizidae), the males of which are brightly colored.
[1835–45; < New Latin tanagra (Linnaeus), alter. of Tupi]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored malestanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
firebird, Piranga olivacea, redbird, scarlet tanager - the male is bright red with black wings and tail
Piranga ludoviciana, western tanager - of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red
Piranga rubra, summer redbird, summer tanager - of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
hepatic tanager, Piranga flava hepatica - common tanager of southwestern United States and Mexico
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Financial fund Tanager DAC, which is owed [euro]2.26million by the couple, had opposed the application.
Class 619, Golden Guernsey: 1 Rebecca Torrance - Ivybeck Tanager; 2 Anke Sieker - Alewater; 3 Anke Sieker - Alewater Jessica.
He provided numerous first hand accounts of American art, beginning with abstract expressionism in the 1950s, where he managed the Tanager Gallery downtown and co-ordinated the New York artists' ZT 'Club' of the New York School from 1955 to its demise in 1962, as well as documenting numerous conversations from the Cedar Street Tavern and other artists venues.
From these, we deduce that lamprotine is a type of tanagroid bird, or tanager. For an up-to-date definition of tanager, we turned to the online Unabridged Merriam-Webster which defines it thus: "any of numerous American passerine birds (family Thraupidae) having brightly colored males, being mainly unmusical, and chiefly inhabiting woodlands."
This autumn has been dominated by trans-Atlantic migrants so far, including Grey Catbird, Baltimore Oriole and Scarlet Tanager - though the east hit back with a Brown Shrike in Norfolk over the weekend.
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.
Regular inhabitants of mature oak forests include black-throated blue warbler, scarlet tanager, and wood thrush.
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By mid century, the park's climate is projected to improve for birds that live in dry forests at mid elevation, like the western tanager, pygmy nuthatch, and red-naped sapsucker, and worsen for birds in cooler, wetter, high-elevation forests, like the American three-toed woodpecker, pine grosbeak, and Townsend's solitaire.
Anthus bogotensis Paramo Pipit P THRAUPIDAE, Tanager, Flower-piercer, Seedeater 212.