scarlet tanager

Definitions

  • SCARLET TANAGER
    SCARLET TANAGER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scarlet tanager the male is bright red with black wings and tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The scarlet tanager, a songbird native to Illinois, can eat as many as 2,100 gypsy-moth caterpillars in one hour
    • Scarlet tanager (Zoöl) See under Tanager.
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Usage

In literature:

We caught a scarlet-tanager for you to begin with, didn't we, Jack?
"Jack and Jill" by Louisa May Alcott
Bambi fluttered about like a scarlet tanager, tantalizing Jarvis with a desire to catch her in his hand and hold her still.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Even if we had found the nest we might have mistaken it for a Scarlet Tanager's.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
It is the scarlet tanager.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Only fancy, I have just seen a scarlet tanager!
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
The Scarlet Tanager, AND OTHER BIPEDS.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
So fond was she of this delicacy that she once played a saucy trick upon a scarlet tanager.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
Scarlet tanager, 125, 153, 171, 257, 296, 298.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Occasionally the scarlet tanager lights it up with his vivid color.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
With me, the Cuckoo does not arrive till June; and often the Goldfinch, the King-Bird, the Scarlet Tanager delay their coming till then.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Its nesting habits resemble those of the Scarlet Tanager.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
Of course I thought of our scarlet tanager, which was then just arriving.
"Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
The scarlet tanagers also blossomed like gorgeous flowers all over the wide green fields.
"Oldfield" by Nancy Huston Banks
Now and then a bobolink, an oriole, or a scarlet tanager would be seen.
"The Lure of the Camera" by Charles S. Olcott
TANAGER, scarlet, variation in the male, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Who that had not studied the books would recognise Mrs. Scarlet Tanager by her name?
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
A scarlet tanager flashed by.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
This scarlet Tanager appears occasionally in the northern and eastern provinces of Argentina.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
Not until the morning stars quarrel together will the cat-bird or scarlet tanager herald the spring.
"A Watcher in The Woods" by Dallas Lore Sharp
This was a scarlet tanager, who was much larger than himself.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In news:

The scarlet tanager flies through the green foliage as if it would ignite the leaves.
This seems to be a scarlet tanager kind of year.
Pretty Little Empire with Scarlet Tanager and Thankful Tree at Off Broadway, Saturday, May 5.
Pretty Little Empire and Scarlet Tanager gave a raucous crowd at Off Broadway plenty to celebrate on Saturday night.
Using the NCAA March madness bracket approach, the winner was the scarlet tanager .
Dubbed "St. Louis's Most Adorable New Band" by the Riverfront Times, Scarlet Tanager 's twee sensibility is offset by plenty of exuberant quirk -- for starters, check out the handmade puppets and sets for their video "Tumbleweed.".
Scarlet Tanager 's youthful joy soars above the poet's words.
Elsinore (with Scarlet Tanager and Santah) charge through the Firebird, Friday, August 19.
Even though the door was closed to the Firebird when I arrived Friday night, I could hear the excitement as St Louis' Scarlet Tanager took the stage.
Last week, a little-known sextet called Scarlet Tanager released a whimsical, high-production-value video for the song "Tumbleweed".
A male Northern Cardinal and a Scarlet Tanager in fall plumage square off over the rights to Charlie Jordan's bird bath in Zachary, Louisiana.
According to master birder Roger Tory Peterson, the scarlet tanager 's singing is like that of a robin "with a sore throat".
Scarlet tanager s are most common in the eastern half of the US from southeastern Oklahoma to northern Alabama and from northern Georgia to just above the U.S.-Canadian border.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about scarlet tanagers, a showy rather common species I assumed most were familiar with.
But at least 10 readers emailed or otherwise contacted me to say they had located and seen their first scarlet tanager because I had described their vocalizations.
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