Summer tanager Piranga rubra

Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Adult female:

Similar species:

The male Hepatic Tanager can be told from the similar male Summer Tanager by its dark bill and cheeks. Scarlet Tanager has black wings and tail. Female plumage can be told from similar female Hepatic Tanager by the paler cheeks and bill. Female Western Tanager has wing bars. Female Scarlet Tanager has yellower underparts.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.