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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.
One of my favorite birds. This one was cooperative. They're rather common here.
Lat: 33.39, Long: -81.96
Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012
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