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Indigo Bunting (female)

Passerina cyanea

Description:

Indigo Buntings are small (roughly sparrow-sized), stocky birds with short tails and short, thick, conical bills. In flight, the birds appear plump with short, rounded tails. A breeding male Indigo Bunting is blue all over, with slightly richer blue on his head and a shiny, silver-gray bill. Females are basically brown, with faint streaking on the breast, a whitish throat, and sometimes a touch of blue on the wings, tail, or rump. Immature males are patchy blue and brown.

Habitat:

Briefly in the trees with another bird beside the boardwalk at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.


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Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.79, Long: -90.11

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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