Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra
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The Summer Tanager was formerly placed in the tanager family and is now classified with other members of its genus in the cardinal family. Summer Tanagers breed in the southwest and southeastern United States, and northern Mexico. They winter in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America.
The males are bright red during breeding season and the females are yellow-brown. They mainly eat insects, especially bees and wasps. They also eat berries.