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  • Jenny Lane

    ~ Male Painted Bunting ~ Brought to you by Cookies In Bloom and Hannah's Caramel Apples

  • Carter Pinnix

    The male Painted Bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America. Its colors, dark blue head, green back, red rump and underparts, make it extremely easy to identify, but it can still be difficult to spot since it often skulks in foliage even when it is singing. Painted Bunting are shy, secretive and often difficult to observe for the human eye, though can be fairly approachable where habituated to bird feeders.

  • Virginia Bowen

    Painted Bunting--Actually got to see a couple in Spicewood, and it made my day. Gorgeous little birds.

  • Nadine Godwin

    Painted Bunting Texas Hill Country

  • Beverly Cutbirth-Bailey

    great photo, colorful bird. Painted Bunting

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I believe this is an indigo bunting. I saw one the other day here in Virginia. Is that possible? I had never seen one before. And now today here is one on Pinterest.

Indigo bunting (male). Small finch with brilliant, almost iridescent, blue plumage. Crown is darker blue with a purple tint. Wings and tail are black with blue edges. Feeds on insects, larvae, grains, seeds, berries.

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Indigo Bunting (male) by William Dalton, via Flickr