Saturday, June 28, 2008

Learning About Birds . . . Scarlet Tanager

It has been a while since I have done a Learning about birds post and I certainly haven't been posting much in the way of bird photos lately so I thought this would be an appropriate time to start up this series again.

Scarlet Tanager
- Scarlet Tanagers have been recorded eating over 2,000 gypsy moth caterpillars in an hour.
- They become noisy and swoop around most birds who prey on them, such as Blue Jays and Eastern Screech owls, however they remain still and quiet around Merlins and American Crows.
- A group of tanagers are collectively known as a "season" of tanagers.

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

My other posts on the Scarlet Tanager.