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These brightly colored finches are a joy to anyone who sees them. The Male is multi-colored with blue, green, yellow and red. The female is a lime green with yellow underparts.
These finches are relatively common in the coastal Southeast and south central parts of the US. They like to forage on the ground in dense shrub, but will often come to bird feeders. This pair was seen at the feeders at the Felts Audubon Preserve on the west coast of Florida.
The French name of the Painted Bunting, nonpareil, means “without equal,” a reference to the bird’s dazzling plumage.