Scarlet tanager (orange variant) – 5/9/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/9/19

Observation Time: 6:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Scarlet tanager (orange variant)

Scientific Name: Piranga olivacea

Comments: Male scarlet tanagers are typically bright red with jet black wings (females are drab green). This male, however, was as orange as a Baltimore oriole. Its song was unquestionably that of a scarlet tanager.

More Information:  Flickr