The scarlet tanager is a medium-sized American songbird. Until recently, it was placed in the tanager family , but it and other members of its genus are now classified as belonging to the cardinal family . The species' plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family, although the ''Piranga'' species lacks the thick conical bill that many cardinals possess.
Similar species: Passerines
Uploaded Jul 5, 2022. Captured Jul 5, 2022 13:02 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
"Young males briefly show a more complex, variegated plumage intermediate between adult males and females." Posted 11 months ago
There's a photo of a male on this website with similar plumage:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Scarlet_Tanager/id Posted 11 months ago