Meet the Summer Tanager
The male summer tanagers are radiant rose or orange-red all through the year and this specie is 6.7 inches long. They are differentiated from the scarlet tanager as a result of their plumage, which is paler.
In addition and in light of the fact that the Summer tanager’s wings are not black but red.
Isn’t she a beauty?
Juvenile males will generally look like females as they are both radiant yellow-green—more yellowish on the head and underparts and somewhat greener on the wings and back.
Look at those colors…
In general, females will be more olive above and orange-yellow underneath. Their wings and tail have an olive-brown color, and for certain females, they develop male pigmentation as they grow older.
The striking bird has huge, thick bills that are blunt-tipped.
The male summer tanager has a sweet, whistling tune like that of an American Robin; both genders give an unmistakable pit-ti-tuck call note.
Let’s build a nest!
Whenever they have shown up in their breeding places in spring, Summer Tanagers ordinarily construct a nest on a horizontal branch somewhere between 2.5 to 10.5 meters above the ground. The bird’s nest is exclusively built by the female from herbaceous vegetation lined with grass, and in this nest 3 to 4 eggs are laid.
Again, incubation is done exclusively by the female and it lasts between 12 to 13 days. The male, contingent on his inclination, might take care of the female during this time or he may care for his feathers.
Notwithstanding, when the chicks are hatched, the male moves ahead in full speed to aid the female in feeding and also watches out for their needs. The chicks leave their home after 8 to 10 weeks.
Don’t I look gorgeous?
Have a look…
Watch and listen to the summer tanager below:
In the southern and eastern United States, the region south of southern Pennsylvania and northern Illinois are where these species of birds can be found. In the winter, they relocate to northern South America and Mexico.
This species has an incredibly enormous range. Hence, they don’t move toward the Vulnerable threshold under the IUCN range size criterion.
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