Gainesville, Florida

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Gainesville, FL 32605
Down from Fresh Market

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Summer Tanager activity peaks in early summer

Aptly named for North Central Florida, the Summer Tanager (SUTA) is one of our most common new feeder birds after all of the overwintering and migratory species have moved out. For a thorough study of the status and distribution of SUTA in Alachua Co, FL and a breakdown of the six points in the chart below, click here.

In this video, Summer Tanagers are eating Bark Butter (spreadable suet) on a locally made cedar feeder log. Note the difference in coloration between males and females. There is another color variation not captured here in which young males entering their first spring are changing from yellow to the red more typical of an adult male. I refer to these young males as "Calico Tanagers."