Scarlet Tanager (female) – 5/18/23
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/18/23
Observation Time: 9:00 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Scarlet Tanager (female)
Scientific Name: Piranga olivacea
Comments: Scarlet tanagers are common in Sharon, but few people see these brilliantly colored birds because they live in the woods where they are concealed by foliage. If you learn their song, which sounds like a robin with a sore throat, you can find them in wooded areas fairly easily.
Scarlet tanagers tend to travel in pairs. The males is bright red with jet-black wings. The female is drab greenish yellow with dark wings. I saw this female on the trail gathering nesting materials while the male was singing nearby.
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