Scarlet tanager

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Scarlet tanager
Adult male
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Piranga
Binomial name
Piranga olivacea

The scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a bird that lives in the Americas. It likes to make its nests in oak trees that are as high as from 8 to 75 feet (2.6 to 22.5 m) tall. The nests are shaped like cups, like most tree-nesting birds. This stops eggs from rolling out.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Edward S. Brinkley (2000). Creatures of the air and sea. Singapore: Reader's Digest Children's Books. pp. 31. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.