The male Painted Bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America. Its beautiful colors, dark blue head, green back, red rump and underparts, make it easy to identify. The plumage of female and juvenile Painted Buntings is green and yellow-green, serving as camouflage.
Open grassy area
Not the greatest photos, but a great bird! There's an Indigo Bunting in the second photo.
Lat: 33.39, Long: -81.96
Spotted on May 14, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012