Scarlet Tanager

By:Anthony Johnson

Then Family

is a medium-sized American songbird. Until recently placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified as belonging the cardinal family.

Background

The scarlet tanager, a mid-sized bird, the smallest of the four species of Piranga that breed north of the Mexican border. It can weigh from 23.5 to 38 g