A tropical-looking bird, they arrive late in spring and leave early in autumn. The name “tanager’ comes from a South American Tupi Indian word meaning any small, brightly colored bird. A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. This beautiful bird will eat insects and spiders, some earthworms, and fruits. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of this amazing summer bird!
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