Summer Tanager

About the Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager

The Summer Tanager is a songbird that lives across the southern United States during breeding season and down into northern South America during the winter.

Male Summer Tanagers are red all over, while females sport orange feathers. Summer Tanagers eat insects, favoring bees and wasps. They also eat berries and other fruits.

Summer Tanagers are long distance migrants; to prepare for the flight they gain a considerable amount of weight in the form of fat. The fat stores fuel the long journey.

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