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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.]


(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]


(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]
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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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.
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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.
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