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Scarlet Tanager
(Piranga olivacea)


Scarlet Tanager

Length: 7"
Habitat: Mature deciduous or deciduous-coniferous forests. Occasionally, parks or residential areas with large shade trees.

Scarlet Tanager
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
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Diet: Mainly insects, including caterpillars,
bees, wasps, aphids; spiders; some wild fruits
and berries, such as mulberries, elderberries, and sumac fruit.
Scarlet Tanager ID TipsIdentification tips
for the Scarlet Tanager
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
         Scarlet Tanager Breeding Map USGS  
  Breeding Map    
Additional Information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.



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