Definition of summer tanager in English:

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summer tanager

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A tanager (bird), the adult male of which is rosy red, and which is a common summer visitor in the central and southern US.
  • Piranga rubra
Example sentences
  • There were red cardinal-birds; and we saw another red bird also, a summer tanager.
  • It is home, said Marty Jakle, to ‘a diverse assemblage of neotropical migratory birds: the yellow-billed cuckoo, Cassin's kingbird, Bell's vireo, summer tanager, yellow warbler, yellow-breasted chat, and gray hawk.’
  • Male summer tanagers defend their nest site and a feeding territory during the breeding season.
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