tanager

Definitions of tanager
  1. noun
    any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
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    Piranga olivacea, firebird, redbird, scarlet tanager
    the male is bright red with black wings and tail
    Piranga ludoviciana, western tanager
    of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red
    Piranga rubra, summer redbird, summer tanager
    of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
    Piranga flava hepatica, hepatic tanager
    common tanager of southwestern United States and Mexico
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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