Painted Bunting

Other Names: none

Distribution: southern United States in summer; Mexico and Central America in winter.

Painted Bunting distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-13 cm in length with a 21-23 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males have a bright red underside and rump, green back, blue head, and red eye ring surrounding a black eye. Females are uniform bright green to olive green, somewhat paler below.  The legs are pinkish-gray and the beak is black.

Species image
Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
crown
head
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
clear
Location
high flying
low flying
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
agricultural
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
Forests
Color
greenorolive
various
blue
yellow
rust
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
cardinals and grosbeaks - cardinalidae
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Bird Species