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Scarlet Tanager
2005-06-02 09:17:26

The Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family Thraupidae. Adult birds have a pale stout pointed bill. Males are bright red with black wings and tail; females are yellowish on the underparts and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. The winter plumage of the adult male is similar to the female however, the wings and tail remain darker....

Western Tanager
2005-06-01 21:06:27

The Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. Adults have pale stout pointed bills, yellow underparts and light wing bars. Adult males have a bright red face and a yellow shoulder, with black wings and tail; females have a yellow head and are olive on the back, with dark wings and tail. Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed...

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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.