Utah Bird Profile
 Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Name Roots: (piranga, [a South American name] - L. rubra, "red")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a conifer at a height of 10-35 feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: upper-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian habitat.

by John Crawley

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