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Piranga

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Piranga
Scarlet Tanager
 
Scarlet Tanager
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Thraupidae
 
Genus: Piranga
Vieillot, 1807
species
see species list

Piranga is a genus of birds of the tanager family. Several species are migratory, breeding in North America and wintering in the tropics.

These tanagers are found high in tree canopies, and are not very gregarious in their breeding areas.

Piranga tanagers pick insects from leaves, or sometimes in flight. They will also take some fruit

Species in taxonomic order

  • Rose-throated Tanager, Piranga roseogularis
    Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava
    Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
    Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
    Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana
    Flame-colored Tanager, Piranga bidentata
    White-winged Tanager, Piranga leucoptera
    Red-headed Tanager, Piranga erythrocephala
    Red-hooded Tanager, Piranga rubriceps

References

  • ffrench, Birds of Trinidad and Tobago ISBN 0-7136-6759-1
  • Hilty, Birds of Venezuela, ISBN 0-7136-6418-5
  • Morton, Isler & Isler, Tanagers ISBN 0-7136-5116-4
  • Stiles and Skutch, A guide to the birds of Costa Rica ISBN 0-0814-9600-4

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