Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scarlet Tanager


Scarlet Tanager, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.

Always an exciting migrator to find, the Scarlet Tanager is a striking black-winged red bird, and is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. Luckily, I found this one pretty low, preening leaves for bugs.


Scarlet Tanager

5 comments:

Julie G. said...

Oh my! Gorgeous images of a most beautiful bird! Absolute perfection!

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Anni-chan said...

Hello

Beatyful bird. We haven't here in Germany not so a beautyful bird.

Lots greetings from Germany

Montanagirl said...

Very beautiful bird and nice captures of him!

Willard said...

Another series to be proud of. We had a lot of these when I first started photographing, but I haven't seen one for year. They say it is because the deer have eaten the understory up, but I don't really believe that (or at least want to believe it). Whatever the case they are gone here, and I would love to have an encounter such as you had and be proud to capture it so well.