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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea – also known as Passerin indigo (French), Azulito, Gorrión, Ruicito, azulejo (Spanish), Indigofink (German), Indigospurv (Norwegian).

Indigo Buntings spend the summer in most of the contiguous United States, with the only notable absences being the Pacific Northwest and the Mountain Northwest. Generally, the males are all blue and the females are brown. The above bird appears to be a juvenile. Although the birds do molt, this picture was taken in July, so I doubt this bird was molting.

Taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D and a Sigma 70-300mm Lens on July 4, 2007, in Dahinda (Oak Run), Illinois.

Related posts:

  1. Indigo Bunting
  2. American Goldfinch – Young Male in Winter
  3. American Goldfinch – Male – Spring Molt (Breeding Plumage) and Song (AUDIO)
  4. Painted Bunting
  5. Brown Thrasher

Posted by: Mike in: Birds,Illinois at 6:00 am

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7 Responses to “Indigo Bunting”
  1. 1
    Larry Says:

    Nice capture! The plumage is a little bit strange looking.-I like the way you include all of the various names under the photo-good idea!

  2. 2
    Chicago Nature Lady Says:

    I love the indigo bunting and your photos of this ruffled up guy. That second picture looks like me in the morning! Ha Ha.
    Happy New Year!

  3. 3
    Sue Says:

    Great bird pics. I love seeing how the birds you have in the States are so different to the ones we see here.

    Just wanted to let you know that we’re now gearing up for round 2 of the Garden Bloggers’ Carnival -a bit different this time, in that I’m asking people to nominate a post from another person’s blog. Full details on my blog today (Jan 3rd). I hope you’ll participate again, like you did last time. And of course, if anyone else reads this, please join in!

    Happy new year!

    Sue

  4. 4
    mon@rch Says:

    stunning bird for sure!

  5. 5
    Mar Says:

    Beautiful!!!
    Birds are so hard to photograph…I know it is a poor excuse, but I have posted one of an unknown bird (scroll down til the last one here, pls) and maybe you could help me to find out about it…if you have a minute, thanks anyways!

  6. 6
    Moe Says:

    Thanks for the comments! Happy New Year to you all!

  7. 7
    oliva Says:

    Oh wow! What a beauty!

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