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Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea I&#039;m so sorry for the bad shot! I was hiking with my kids when my son said that he saw a &quot;cardinal with black wings&quot;. I was busy examining a pile of fox scat, and by the time I got up and meandered over to him, the bird had flown up high into a tree. I took this shot with my macro lens ;P. I&#039;m sharing it because I was so excited to see it - it&#039;s the second time I&#039;ve ever seen this bird!<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest beside a pond Geotagged,Piranga,Piranga olivacea,Scarlet tanager,Spring,United States,red Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea

I'm so sorry for the bad shot! I was hiking with my kids when my son said that he saw a "cardinal with black wings". I was busy examining a pile of fox scat, and by the time I got up and meandered over to him, the bird had flown up high into a tree. I took this shot with my macro lens ;P. I'm sharing it because I was so excited to see it - it's the second time I've ever seen this bird!

Habitat: Deciduous forest beside a pond

    comments (2)

  1. I'm glad you experienced it and shared it with us! Birds being out of range, obscured, in bad light...all part of a birder's life. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Definitely - I can sympathize a bit with birders now. Birds are so difficult to capture!

      It was on the ground when Noah saw it, but honestly I didn't want to leave the fox scat and assumed that he was just seeing a cardinal. Kids' brains tend to exaggerate whatever they think they are seeing!
      Posted 3 months ago

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The scarlet tanager is a medium-sized American songbird. Until recently placed in the tanager family , 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
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 15, 2019. Captured May 15, 2019 11:16 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm