Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra

Seeing a Summer Tanager may require some patience, because it usually moves rather slowly in the treetops, often remaining hidden among the leaves. At times, however, it flies out conspicuously to catch flying insects in mid-air. This bird apparently has no fear of stinging insects, often raiding wasp nests and occasionally becoming a minor nuisance around beehives. (Audubon Guide to North American Birds)

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