Bird Show, Day Two
 Mrs. Tanager, dressed in her best olive and gray.
 Coy, isn't she? If you want to know more, you could click this link that takes you to a wonderful National Geographic article and shows you a range map. You will see her range dips right down over my house all the way to Atlanta.
Scarlet Tanagers used to be part of the Tanager family but are now classified as part of the Cardinal family.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Piranga
Species: P. olivacea
The information above links to Wikipedia but basically all the "Passeri" prefixes refer to perching orders and song bird super and infra orders. Info like that above I used to enjoy memorizing for zoology class. At one time I wanted to be a malacologist--actually with a specialty in conchology but somehow that never came to pass. I still can not resist collecting shells.

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