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A photo of a Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), male
Painted Bunting, Male

Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris

The painted bunting (Passerina ciris) is a species of bird in the cardinal family, Cardinalidae. It is native to North America. The bright plumage of the male only comes in the second year of life; in the first year they can only be distinguished from the female by close inspection. The male painted bunting was once a very popular caged bird, but its capture and holding is currently illegal. Trapping for overseas sale may still occur in Central America. Populations are primarily declining due to habitat being lost to development, especially in coastal swamp thickets and woodland edges in the east and riparian habitats in the Southeastern United States and Mexico. They are protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Act.
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