Lazuli Bunting

Passerina amoena
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Found in open brushy areas, riparian undergrowth and open woodlands, the Lazuli Bunting eats a combination of insects and seeds depending on the time of year. In the summer, breeding occurs at higher elevations, and the nest is a cup of woven grass placed at mid levels in dense shrubbery or trees. It occasionally hybridizes with the closely related Indigo Bunting.

The four-digit banding code is LAZB.

Female | Jim Burns


Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Lazuli Bunting
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
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