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Summer Tanager      Piranga rubra

The Summer Tanager has a wide breeding distribution in North America, from California east to New Jersey and south to Texas and the Gulf Coast.  It winters from south Baja to the Amazon Basin and in most of the West Indies.

In Florida, it is a fairly common summer resident of the open woodlands in the northern part of the state.  It is rare south of Lake Okeechobee.  Breeding in Florida occurs from April through mid-July.