Bird Tweet of the Week: Scarlet Tanager

Image of a Male Scarlet Tanager

Male Scarlet Tanager Photo from Flickr, Fernando Cerra

The Scarlet Tanager is found through the mixed forest of eastern North America during the summer. Although it has stunning colour, this bird is most known for its remarkable appetite and table manners. Studies have recorded that this bird can consume more than 2000 Gypsy Moth caterpillars in an hour!

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday June 4th, 2016.

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