Wednesday, May 04, 2011

scarlet Tanager

•Medium-sized songbird.
•Male distinctive: bright red bird with black wings and tail.
Male Description
Breeding (Alternate) plumage: Bright red all over; variable in hue and can be somewhat orange. Black tail and wings. Whitish bill. Dark eye. Gray legs.
Nonbreeding (Basic) plumage: Bright olive-green body. Black wings and tail. During molts in spring and fall, shows mixed red and olive green in body feathers.
Scarlet Tanager

1 comment:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I don't know what kind of bird you have pictured but I don't think its a Scarlet Tanager, they are more red all over! Nice picture tho!