Scarlet Tanager

Piranga olivacea

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)

Code 4

SCTA

Code 6

PIROLI

ITIS

HEAD

Scarlet Tanager Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Grayish to grayish brown in young of both sexes; Blackish brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Bright red
  • Forehead Color: Bright red
  • Nape Color: Bright red
  • Throat Color: Bright red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Scarlet Tanager Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18 cm (7 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red
  • Underparts: Bright red
  • Upperparts: Bright red with black wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Bright red
  • Leg Color: Gray
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