A Journey to know 4 Vibrant Tanager Kinds
These small to medium sized Tanagers which sized ten to twenty centimeters long (4 to 8 inches),and have short necks with bills of varying shape that is slightly toothed and curved. They are the shortest bodied species are often brightly colored with short rounded wings, but some kinds are black and white, males are usually more intensely colored than females. Most of the habitat of these birds is in forests and shade trees living in treetops which is undergrowth or shrubbery especially oaks, and they breed mostly in deciduous forest mainly in oaks and also in maple, beech, and other trees, and sometimes in mixed pine oak woods and in coniferous woods irregularly in which they are dominated by pine or hemlock. In winter they live at the tropical rain forest in lowlands just east of the Andes. The Tanagers’ nesting behavior varied between its 4 vibrant kinds and the clutch size varies from two to four eggs. Below you can have a quick look and learn about four kinds of Tanagers from the North American coast:
The Scarlet Tanagers
You know that you can draw that bright red bodied bird’s attention and get it into your backyard simply with grape jelly and oranges, while birders cannot easily catch it as this Tanager likes to search for insects high up in deciduous shades, although its red body makes it easy to be spotted in the open. Scarlet Tanagers migrates to South America in winter, and spends about the half of the year in the Midwest and the eastern regions of the United States. They are disposed to brown headed cowbirds that leave their eggs in tanagers houses, as they are often forced to nest near open surroundings due to deforestation.
Unlike the Scarlet tanager, you can charm them with dried and fresh fruits: oranges, sugar water and native plants as they search for insects and berries in coniferous forests. These are the western matching part to scarlet tanager; in summer you can see them in their red orange heads and yellow bodies with black wings looks like a little ball of flame unlike the females which is dull yellow coloring, in the north and southeastern Alaska far than any other tanager species.
Hepatic Tanager took their name after the male’s liver like coloring, being very pervasive rambling down into Argentina, and usually migrate north of the Mexican border in the summer as it is the breeding season, in which they can be found in pine forests of the southwestern area of the United States. They eat insects most of the time like caterpillars and beetles and also enjoy berries in late summer.
Try leaving out in your backyard some blackberries and overripe bananas and then you will see some bees attracted, which by their turn attract these brightly colored birds which their males are cardinal red and the females are mustard yellow and will eat most of the insects. These Summer Tanagers are common in southern woods that are full of oak trees as they will fasten wasps and scour them against branches to remove their strings before eating.
Previously you have known that Tanagers is a forest like bird, here is some more information in which they are songbirds that come from the family Thraupidae that lives mainly in Tropical New world forests and gardens, that family consists of more than four hundred species, whereas some classify fewer than three hundred species to the family group “Thraupidae”.