Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Song: A series of 5-10 robin like phrases, with pauses between the series. The timing is similar to a robin but the quality is rougher and burrier. Each male has a repetoire of about 10 phrases that he combines in various ways.

Dawn Song: Similar to the normal song, but with shorter pauses between the series and with interspersed chip-burr calls (Kroodsma 2009).

Scarlet Tanager dawn song and chip burr call, May 22, 2011. Kettle Moraine State Park, South Unit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.


Kroodsma, Donald. 2009. Birdsong by the Seasons. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Boston New York.