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A photo of a Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), male
Indigo Bunting, Male

Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea

The indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) is a small seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, Cardinalidae. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to northern Florida during the breeding season, and from southern Florida to northern South America during the winter. It often migrates by night, using the stars to navigate. Its habitat is farmland, brush areas, and open woodland. The indigo bunting is closely related to the lazuli bunting and interbreeds with the species where their ranges overlap. The indigo bunting displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male 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. Nest-building and incubation are done solely by the female. The diet of the indigo bunting consists primarily of insects during the summer months and seeds during the winter months.
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Randy Birder
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 10:15pm
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A map showing the sighting location
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Randy Birder
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 9:56pm
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A map showing the sighting location
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Shelby Carter
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 3:26pm
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A photo of a Indigo Bunting photographed in Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve United States
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Shelby Carter
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 3:06pm
United States
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