29 July, 2013

Indigo Bunting

Scientific Name: Passerina cyanea

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Winters in southern Mexico, Central America, and Carribbean. Summers in temperate forest in eastern North America.

Field Notes: Medium-sized perching bird. Male all blue with black wing ends, black eye and silver, conical beak. Female and non-breeding males drab brown, darker above than below.

Personal Notes: We saw these lovely birds at Fort Snelling without a camera. Years later found them again at the Minnesota Arboretum.

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