summer tanager

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n summer tanager of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Summer tanager (Zoöl) a singing bird (Piranga rubra) native of the Middle and Southern United States. The male is deep red, the female is yellowish olive above and yellow beneath. Called also summer redbird.
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Usage

In literature:

Under them was a neglected orange grove, and in one of the orange-trees, amid the glossy foliage, appeared my first summer tanager.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
This Summer Tanager occurs in northeastern Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
There were red cardinal-birds; and we saw another red bird also, a summer tanager.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
See also females of the Red Crossbill, Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
The SUMMER TANAGER nests in the Southern States from New Jersey to Florida.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In news:

A Pair of male Summer Tanager 's were catching bugs over the creek.
Randy Mehoves photographed this Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) at Sabine Pass, Texas, in late April, when many migrants stop to refuel after crossing the Gulf of Mexico.
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