The cardinal was in magnificent plumage, and a scarlet tanager near by was equally handsome.
The gorgeous coloring of the scarlet tanager has been its snare and destruction.
He is all red, but otherwise looks like the scarlet tanager, and his habits are about the same.
Of course I thought of our scarlet tanager, which was then just arriving.
This was a scarlet tanager, who was much larger than himself.
Now and then a bobolink, an oriole, or a scarlet tanager would be seen.
They saw yellow warblers flicker away, a king-bird swoop, a scarlet tanager glisten in flight.
Even if we had found the nest we might have mistaken it for a scarlet tanager's.
The ornithologist names him the scarlet tanager—tanager being a Brazilian word applied to this class of birds.
Not until the morning stars quarrel together will the cat-bird or scarlet tanager herald the spring.