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Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea

Indigo Bunting
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 6 in. (14 cm)
During the summer, the Indigo Bunting inhabits the tops of trees on forest edges in the east and riparian areas in the west. In the winter it often forms flocks that are found in weedy fields and shrubby areas. The male's song is frequently given in flight, and the cup-like nest is woven from grass, feathers and stems and placed at mid levels in dense vegetation. The four-digit banding code is INBU.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

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Male
Twittering (sound type)
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Male
Twittering (sound type)
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