The tanagers are found throughout North America, from the far northern coniferous forests to the grasslands and savannahs of the south. In Canada, there is the Scarlet Tanager seen in the East, and the Western Tanager in the West. The Summer Tanager covers about one half the the United States. The Hepatic Tanager is found along the American border into Mexico and the Flame-colored Tanager seen mostly in Mexico, sometimes shows up in the Southern States, and lastly the even more southern Blue-gray Tanager from Southern Mexico, Central America into South America.
The male tanagers are some of the most colourful and beautiful birds in North America, seen in their bright red, yellow and orange plumages. Like other bird species, the females are very different from the males, where their plumage colours are dull greens and yellows