Scarlet Tanager – 5/16/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/16/13

Observation Time: 6:15 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Scarlet tanager

Scientific Name: Piranga olivacea

Comments: Scarlet tanagers live in the woods, so they are seldom seen due to the foliage. However if you learn their call, which sounds like a robin with a sore throat, you can hear them singing and follow your ears until you find them.

They are often found in pairs. The females are as drab as the males are flashy.

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Scarlet Tanager