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Scarlet Tanager

Piranga olivacea

Description:

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. Cornell Lab

Habitat:

Barrier Island: Ft. Desoto Memorial Park, FL Migration

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10 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

That was a lifer for me, JillsyGirl...but, I did see a couple of others during migration here.

Thanks!

JillsyGirl
JillsyGirl 9 years ago

Such a striking bird! I've only seen one once!

patty
patty 9 years ago

Beautiful bird and picture =)

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks so much everyone...migration has been great around here this spring.

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

Nice shot.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Clair its a pure beauty.... Hope you not forget one oldest colour mission...

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Beautiful photos. The red coloration is stunning!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

great shots !

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Beauty!

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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