Summer Tanager: Large tanager, dark-red overall with a large, pale gray bill. Legs and feet are gray. It is the only entirely red bird in North America. Female has olive-yellowand dull yellow Some red morph females have a red wash, red splotches, or are entirely red. It specializes in eating bees and wasps, which is why it is also known as the bee bird. Swift direct flight with quick wing strokes.
Summer Tanager: Breeds from southern California, Nevada, southern Iowa, across the Ohio River Valley to New Jersey, and south to the Gulf Coast and northern Mexico. Spends winters in tropics, from central Mexico south. Prefers open oak, hickory, and mixed oak-pine woodlands; also found in parks, orchards, and along roadsides.