The tanagers are a family of songbirds found across the Americas. These small birds tend to be colorful; often males are more brightly plumaged than females. Tanagers in name only?There are four species of tanager found in North... Read more »
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.