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Lazuli bunting (male)

Passerina amoena


During the breeding season, the Lazuli bunting migrates to eastern Washington. I don't find them very often , but when I do I take advantage of the opportunity. The breeding male is exceptionally beautiful right now. He has a Blue head, neck and back, orange breast, and a white belly. The wings are mostly gray with a white wing bar. The bill is conical and short which is adapted for eating seeds and insects. Size: (13–14 cm or 5–5.5 inches long).


Spotted along the N. Wenas Road in eastern Washington. Cascade foothills. Shrub-steppe. Around 2000 ft. a.s.l.

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Brian38 4 months ago

Thank you very much for your kind words i_munasinghe. Since I upgraded my camera recently I have been on somewhat of a bird quest.

i_munasinghe 4 months ago

Its blue color is amazing!! Loving these bird spottings!!

Brian38 4 months ago

Thank you so much for the kind comments, Neil! I usually can hear them before I see them. They are smallish and they are a little shy making it tough to get good pics.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

What a stunning fellow! Great pics and notes too, Brian. Lovely spotting!

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Selah, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 10, 2020
Submitted on Jun 11, 2020

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