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Meet The Gorgeous Summer Tanager, The Breathtaking Sight In The North American Sky

Meet The Gorgeous Summer Tanager, The Breathtaking Sight In The North American Sky

When it comes to choosing complementary colors, birds can be a great source of inspiration. They offer an incredible array of vibrant palettes that will surely amaze you—we guarantee it. While it’s common knowledge that birds come in a wide variety of colors due to their feathers, did you know that certain bird species exhibit different hues based on their gender? If this concept is new to you, allow us to introduce you to the Summer Tanager, one of the most breathtaking birds found in the skies of North America.

The Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) is a medium-sized songbird native to North America. Previously classified within the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now included in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae).

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Spotting the Differences: Adult female Summer Tanagers feature olive-brown wings and tails, along with an orangish hue on their underparts. On the other hand, adult males showcase a stunning rose-red coloration, resembling the appearance of the hepatic tanager. Interestingly, the various shades of red and orange observed in birds, including the Summer Tanager, are derived from their diet, similar to other avian species.

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Similar to females, male juvenile Summer Tanagers possess a comparable appearance. They display a vibrant yellow-green coloring, which is especially bright yellow on the head and underparts, while slightly greener on the wings and back.

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Adult Summer Tanagers are characterized by their robust, pointed bills and measure around 17 cm (6.7 in) in length, weighing approximately 29 g (1.0 oz). Their wingspan typically ranges between 28 and 30 cm.

As the sole completely red bird in North America, the Summer Tanager stands out remarkably against the lush greenery of the forest. During the summer season, these birds raise a single brood following their annual breeding cycle.

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Summer Tanagers maintain a single partner throughout each breeding season, although they may not necessarily stick with the same mate in subsequent seasons. This behavior can be described as sequential monogamy.

When Summer Tanagers arrive at their nesting grounds in the spring, they typically construct their nests on horizontal branches, positioned between 2.5 and 10.5 meters above the ground. The female bird takes on the responsibility of building the nest, using grass and other herbaceous plants. The nest usually contains three to four eggs.

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The female Summer Tanager is solely responsible for incubating the eggs, which takes about 12 to 13 days. During this period, the male may choose to either support the female or attend to his own grooming needs.

Once the chicks hatch, the male quickly shifts his focus to assisting the mother in feeding the offspring and meeting their needs. After a period of approximately 8 to 10 weeks, the young birds are capable of flying and leave the nest.

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The summer tanager is commonly found in open, wooded areas, especially those with oak trees. These birds primarily feed on honey bees and wasps, although they occasionally consume other insects and berries as well.

During the summer months, tanagers often perch in elevated spots within wooded habitats. From there, they patiently wait for flying insects and swiftly capture them in mid-air. They may also delicately traverse tree branches in search of food.

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Both male and female summer tanagers emit a unique call note characterized by a sweet and whistling sound, reminiscent of the call of an American Robin.

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A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

Who says dogs don’t like cats? People always think that dogs and cats are ‘natural’ enemies and the story below will prove us wrong. This story might be one of the most unusual rescue stories ever.

A Jack Russell mix dog named Leo risked his life to protect and save four newborn kittens from house fire in Melbourne, Australia. When firefighters were trying to prevent the flames spread in the house, they discovered a dog still inside the home. Firefighters had to dodge fallen power lines to reach the dog.

Leo was found lying unconscious on the floor. They lifted him up and were in total shock of what they found beneath him! The dog had placed his body over kittens to keep them safe until help could arrive. Miraculously, the four kittens were unharmed, thanks to Leo. Firefighters rushed the pets outside where Leo was given oxygen. He is now feeling well.

Watch the video to find out! Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member if you also think that Leo is a hero!

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Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Looking for a reason to smile today? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 14 adorable animals who are sporting braces and proving that even our furry friends need a little dental work. From cats to dogs to even a hedgehog, these animals are showing us that braces aren’t just for humans anymore. So sit back, relax, and get ready to start your day off with a smile (and maybe a little bit of dental envy).

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