Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), male, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, San Mateo Co., CA - July 3, 2009.
San Diego County, California, US
A continuing male bird found after nearly an hour and a half of searching and waiting, in flock with Lazuli Buntings.
Spring Bioblitz 2013
I wish I had gotten a better picture of this bird with blue highlights. A blue grosbeak perhaps, or bunting? Located on the edge of a wetland.
The Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) is a small seed-eating bird in the family Cardinalidae. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to northern Florida during the breeding season, and from southern Florida to northern South America during the winter. It often migrates by night, using the stars to navigate. Its habitat is farmland, brush areas, and open woodland. The Indigo Bunting is closely related to the Lazuli Bunting and interbreeds with the species where their ranges...