ScarletTanager - (Piranga olivacea) This colorful songbird can be found in large forested areas, especially with oaks, across eastern North America. They build a cup nest on a horizontal tree branch, and after raising the chicks, they migrate to northwestern South America. These birds are often out of sight, foraging high in trees, sometimes flying out to catch insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and berries. Their numbers are declining in some areas due to forest fragmentation.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Posted by Wayne at 9:45 AM