Indigo Bunting bird

Range map of the Indigo Bunting, Passerina cya...

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Adult male Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) is a small bird – the most  brilliantly blue-colored bird I’ve ever seen – during the mating season.

Photo to the right: Range map of the indigo bunting in North America – during  the breeding season (marked yellow). For the winter, indigo buntings migrate to coastal regions of Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. They fly as far as 2000 miles between their wintering and breeding grounds. Indigo buntings migrate mostly during the night.

During the winter season these birds roost in a flock at night, and then spend their days foraging alone or in small groups.

Indigo Bunting
Photo “Indigo Bunting” – courtesy of rmaum

Only the male indigo bunting sings – one complex song to attract a female or to announce that his territory is already occupied.

Indigo Bunting
Photo “Indigo Bunting” – courtesy of Captain Narender

Generally solitary bird prefers abandoned areas to urban ones – and can live up to 10 years in the wilderness. This is one of the blissful beasts I only know from the pictures.



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Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

Ronnie Maum - August 2, 2011

Thanks for sharing my Indigo Bunting image with your readers. Here in northwest Louisiana, we look forward to the buntings arrival each spring migration. Many choose to stay here and raise their families during the spring and summer months. The male’s colors are very striking. This particular image was taken in southeast Missouri.

Sony - August 22, 2011

I’m pretty new at this place and adore the design, could you let me know me where you bought this theme? You can contact me on my e-mail…looking forward to hear from you

Ruth Read - January 31, 2013

I love this post, but I think this bird is jealous of the Painted Bunting Bird. LOL
I just came here from the painted page so I know this must be true.

Tim - March 5, 2014

I like reading an article that will make people think.
Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

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