The summer tanager (Piranga rubra) is distinctive in that the males are almost purely red, without specialized markings or patterns, though the wings may appear darker. Females are the same but a dull yellow instead of red, and both genders keep the same coloration throughout the year. These birds prefer treetops and tall forests, and can be found in the northeast and midwestern United States in the summer. In the winter, these birds migrate to tropical regions of Mexico and Central America.
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