Entry from US English dictionary
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).
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: scar·let tan·a·ger
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.