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Scarlet Tanager -
(Piranga olivacea)



  • Small songbird
  • Male bright red with black wings and tail
  • Female olive green above, greenish
         yellow below
  • Black or brown wings
  • 6.5-7" (17-18 cm.)


  • Deciduous and mixed forest

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and summer resident
  • Sensitive to forest fragmentation
  • Song sounds like a raspy robin
  • Distinctive call note: "chip-burr"
  • Common summer breeding bird in the KVR

Male Scarlet Tanager on a tree branch

Scarlet Tanager high in a maple tree


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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