scarlet tanager

noun
an American tanager, Piranga olivacea, the male of which is bright red with black wings and tail during the breeding season.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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scarlet tanager
 
n
an E North American tanager, Piranga olivacea, the male of which has a bright red head and body with black wings and tail

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Canopy birds soar overhead and include the scarlet tanager and red-eyed vireo.
Let the scarlet tanager take the prize as the forest's flashiest dresser.
In migration, look for migrants such as wood thrush and scarlet tanager.
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