Save the Birds : Restored Birds of the New London Public Museum
Collection:
Natural History- Kroll, John
Object ID:
1932.12.39
Object Name:
Specimen, Taxidermied
Description:
Scarlet Tanager. Female. Double mount with male. Greenish yellow underbelly with grey wings and yellow beak. During the summer, Scarlet Tanagers mainly eat insects. They also eat fruit during migration and on their wintering grounds. They spend much of their time skulking among the wide leaves of deciduous trees in the forest canopy, where they are hard to see. They sing a burry, rambling song and give a distinctive, harsh chick-burr call.

Kingdom:
Animalia (Animals)
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Natural History Class:
Aves (Birds)
Natural History Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Tanagridae (Tanagers)
Genus:
Piranga
Date:
circa 1930
Species:
olivacea
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Scarlet Tanager before restorationScarlet Tanager before restoration
After restorationAfter restoration