An unusual bird, looking a little bit like a tanager, arrives in a listener's backyard. But, the coloring isn't right. The bird is an immature, male summer tanager, whose color quite different from a mature male's.
The summer tanager (Piranga rubra) is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae). The species's plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family.