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Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris

Description:

Colorful, medium-sized bunting. The male has a bronze-green back, bright red eyering, rump and underparts. Head and nape are blue. Wings are dark with green shoulder patches. Feeds on seeds, insects and caterpillars. Short, low flight; alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.

Habitat:

Grassy wetlands

Notes:

One of my favorite birds. This one was cooperative. They're rather common here.

No species ID suggestions

26 Comments

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks!

Seema
Seema 6 years ago

delightful shot..flaunts many colors of the rainbow..

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Very nice spot! I was obsessed with this bird when I was around seven, and I still am!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Great spot Liam!

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks again, y'all! :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

This bird could star a Sherwin-Williams add!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Fascinating! Beutiful colors!!

Beautiful bird and photo.

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it a ton! :)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Pretty bird...and great picture.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Cute....
And precious...

JohnStrickland
JohnStrickland 6 years ago

You are so lucky to have seen this. That is a great picture as well. What camera gear did you use?

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

stunning!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Awesome bird!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Wow! He's beautiful! Great spot Liam :)

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! Much appreciated! :)

annorion
annorion 6 years ago

Great shots!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

lovely spotting Liam!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Nice one Liam

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Great spot Liam!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Precioso plumaje!

JackieHolmesBurns
JackieHolmesBurns 6 years ago

Wow, you're only about an hour from me but I only see indigo buntings here. I've only seen painted buntings at the coast. Nice photos!

KatCuff
KatCuff 6 years ago

Incredibly beautiful!!!

JillsyGirl
JillsyGirl 6 years ago

oh my...what a spectacular bird!

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.39, Long: -81.96

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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