General Description: Summer Tanagers (Piranga rubra) are medium-sized, sexually dimorphic songbirds. Males are bright red overall, although the wings may appear a bit darker. Females are yellowish-green above and dull yellowish below. The bill is yellowish or tan, but not dark as it is in Hepatic Tanagers.
Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Cardinalidae. Formerly Thraupidae.
Favored Habitat: Woodlands across the southern U.S. and south into northern South America.