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Indigo Bunting (Male)

Passerina cyanea


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.


Wooded roadside near large lake.


The male Indigo Bunting is vibrant blue in the summer, with brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate. It is brown during the winter months, while the female is brown year-round. During migration, it often flies by night, using the stars to navigate.

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1 Comment

thewndrr 2 years ago

that's so intriguing, beautiful!

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Charter Township of Berlin, Michigan, United States

Spotted on Jun 5, 2021
Submitted on Sep 22, 2021

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