Indigo Bunting

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern and central United States in summer; Central America in winter.

Indigo Bunting distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 19-21 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males are brilliant turquoise blue, except for black wing and tail feathers. Females are uniform drab brown, with slightly paler undersides. The eyes and legs are black.

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Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Markings
wingbands
Sounds
chirping
twittering
harsh call
Location
high flying
low flying
north in summer
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
blue
brown
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
cardinals and grosbeaks - cardinalidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species