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Varied Bunting

Passerina versicolor

Varied Bunting
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 6 in. (14 cm)
Found on arid, brushy hillsides and dry washes, this bunting forages for seeds and occasional insects on or near the ground. Its small nest is made of grass and cottonwood fluff and placed at low to mid levels in a dense bush or tangle. The four-digit banding code is VABU.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

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