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Scarlet Tanager,
adult male that has recovered from an injury

Scarlet Tanager, adult male that has recovered from an injury.

Found mostly in wooded areas, this stunning species is thought to be somewhat distantly related to the Northern Cardinal. These birds eat insects and berries, foraging both in treetops and on the ground. Like many native songbirds, only the adult male is brightly colored. The shallow nest is made up of twigs, roots, and grasses, and is usually located well out on tree limbs. The nest is built primarily by the female. Scarlet Tanagers winter in South America.

This adult male hit a sliding glass door in Sharon, Massachusetts, and was brought to us unable to fly. After a short stay, he recovered fully and was released.


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