Indigo Bunting – 5/30/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/30/20

Observation Time: 2:45 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Indigo Bunting

Scientific Name: Passerina cyanea

Comments: Male indigo buntings are actually black; the diffraction of light through their feathers makes them look blue. This explains why males can appear as various hues from turquoise to black.

Female indigo buntings are brown (see photos below).

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