Scarlet Tanager

Piranga olivacea Order: Passeriformes Family: Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Piranga olivacea Order: Passeriformes Family: Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)

This handsome Neotropical migrant winters in South America; males mold out of their gorgeous red body feathers before heading south in summer. After nesting, they spend a lot of time in fruit trees, but are quiet and often overlooked.

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