from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small New World passerine birds of the family Thraupidae, often having brightly colored plumage in the males and usually living in forests.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several American passerine birds, of the family Thraupidae, that inhabit forests.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of bright-colored singing birds belonging to Tanagra, Piranga, and allied genera. The scarlet tanager (Piranga erythromelas) and the summer redbird (Piranga rubra) are common species of the United States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some or any tanagrine bird; a member of the Tanagridæ.
- n. Any finch of the genus Paroaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
Sangre de toro is a tanager with a breast and throat carpeted, it seemed, with crimson velvet.
I could certainly relate, though I doubt my wife would have been amused if I was delivering a commencement address on love and the best I could come up with was a scarlet tanager.
The scarlet tanager appears more bloodred than human blood.
A rose-throated tanager whirs overhead and settles in the jacaranda tree across the street.
Thanks for the tips and the beautiful western tanager shot.
The biodiversity of the Chocó, included among which is this Euphonia tanager, urgently requires increased conservation attention.
Some of the more common birds are the northern pygmy-owl, olive warbler, red-faced warbler, hepatic tanager, mountain bluebird, pygmy nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, Mexican junco, Steller's jay, red-shafted flicker and the Rocky Mountain sapsucker.
The most abundant breeding birds include the cardinal, tufted titmouse, wood thrush, summer tanager, red-eyed vireo, blue-gray gnatcatcher, and Carolina wren.
The mixed mesophytic forest in coves supports a large variety of nesting birds, including the wood thrush, ovenbird, summer tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, and all the other species already named.
Similarly, western bird species such as the western flycatcher and the western tanager are at the eastern limits of their range in the Black Hills; they share habitats with eastern bird species, such as the ovenbird and indigo bunting.