Summer Tanager

Species Details

This fairly common summer resident found in deciduous and pine-oak woods feeds mostly on insects, especially bees and wasps, taken in the tree canopy. The rich pastel-red male can be mistaken for the Northern Cardinal. The female is dull yellow and builds a flimsy nest of grasses and weed stems. The song is robin-like, accented by distinct “pick-a-tuck” calls.