Definition of Summer tanager
1. Noun. Of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow.
Generic synonyms: Tanager
Group relationships: Genus Piranga, Piranga
Lexicographical Neighbors of Summer Tanager
Literary usage of Summer tanager
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"summer tanager <f. B. Without red in the plumage. ». ... summer tanager 9 b. Underparts greenish yellow, under wing-coverts white. 608. SCARLET TANAGER 9. ..."
2. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"... summer tanager : Piranga rubra. Male, body and tail rose-red ; wings brownish. Adult female and young, upper parts greenish yellow ; under parts ..."
3. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"summer tanager (female and immature). Genus PI RANG A Vieillot. 607. Piranga ludoviciana (Wils.). Louisiana Tanager; Western Tanager; Crimson-headed Tanager ..."
4. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Olive Thorne Miller (1901)
"The summer tanager nests in the Southern States from New Jersey to Florida. He is all red, but otherwise looks like the scarlet tanager, and his habits are ..."
5. Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1895)
"In Louisiana I was strolling, one day in spring, through a forest of pine and beech, when a beautiful summer tanager perched on a green bough above me, ..."
6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Cooper's tanager, a western variety of the summer tanager. .... Variegated tanager, the young male summer tanager, when if is passing from a greenish and ..."
7. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Pennsylvania Ornithologist, Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"summer tanager. DESCRIPTION. Is a trifle larger than the Scarlet Tanager. ... In winter south to Cuba, Central America, eta The summer tanager is a very ..."