Saturday, June 22, 2013

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinals and Grosbeaks (Cardinalidae)

While Indigo Bunting males may appear blue, they are actually black. It is the diffraction of light as is passes through their feathers that make them appear blue.
Range from the central plains states to the east coast of the United States.

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