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Indigo Bunting -
(Passerina cyanea)
 

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Identification

  • Small songbird
  • Male deep blue all over, turning more
         brown in fall
  • Female overall dull brown color
  • Bluish color on tail
  • 5.5" (14 cm.)

Habitat

  • Open areas, forest edges

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Male sings all day, often from high perch
  • Female secretive, stays near the ground
  • Blue color is due to light diffraction of light off its true black feather colors
  • Very common summer breeding
         species of the KVR

Indigo Bunting on the end of branch, looking quite blue-ish 

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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