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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...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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