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scarlet tanager

Syllabification: scar·let tan·a·ger

Definition of scarlet tanager in English:

noun

A tanager of eastern North America, the breeding male of which is bright red with black wings and tail.
  • Piranga olivacea, family Emberizidae (subfamily Thraupinae)
Example sentences
  • Redbirds, bluebirds, robins, bobolinks, scarlet tanagers, Kentucky warblers, and orchard orioles strut and sing like the cast of a turn-of-the-century revue.
  • Because of this diversity of tree species, migratory songbirds such as scarlet tanagers, hermit thrushes, and chestnut-sided warblers return to nest there each spring.
  • The Poconos' deciduous forests harbor a wealth of birds, ranging from the scarlet tanager to the ruffed grouse.

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