Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

A small seed-eating bird of the cardinal family. Diet during the summer is insect only, though, and winter seeds. Only the male is blue colored and only through the breeding season. This species breeds in Southern Canada and winters in the Caribbean and Mexico.

How To Identify

During the breeding season the male is easily identifiable due to its blue colored feathers. The other time of the year the male is brown as the female year long. Bill form and size is a distinguishable characteristic.

Where and When to Spot

The only time I saw this species was in a mixed forest near Granby.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • park-pierre-horace-boivin

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 220

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Cardinalidae
Passerina cyanea

Locations