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Having only a few months (May – July) with these beautiful birds is not enough. Differences: Scarlet Tanager is fiery colored with black wings and a black tail (when you see one you will know what it is immediately), they are insect eaters ¬†– the Summer Tanager is very rosy and primarily eats bees and wasps. The Scarlet¬†Tanager’s are harder to find; due to the 10-20 acre territory compared to the Summer Tanagers need for only 1-2 acres. Both inhabit tall tree canopies and only make trips to the ground to drink or in the case of the Scarlet Tanager to trap an insect. Pictures taken Tuesday morning with a Canon 70D and a Canon EF600L IS f/4.0 Lens:

 

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We luckily have both species here in Arkansas. The Summer Tanagers are more plentiful than the Scarlet Tanagers (by about 10 to 1). The Scarlet tanager requires a territory of about 10 acres and the Summer Tanager only about an acre or so. Notice the black-grey wings on the female Scarlet Tanager and the absence of black-grey on the female Summer Tanager. The female Summer Tanager has a bit more rose pigment in it’s feathers:

female Scarlet Tanager

female Scarlet Tanager

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female Summer Tanager

 

 

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