indigo bunting


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indigo bunting

or

indigo bird:

see buntingbunting,
common name for small, plump birds of the family Fringillidae (finch family). Among the American buntings are the indigo bunting, in which the summer plumage of the male reflects sunlight as a rich, metallic blue; the painted bunting, or nonpareil (Passerina ciris
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Anglesey's indigo bunting Picture: SONJIA AND TERRY BOOTH
Both indigo bunting and northern bob-white abundance differed only between land use extremes; and both were more abundant in recently burned, heavy use sites (1H) than in light use sites burned in 2000 (3L; Table I).
Conversely, the following seven species were present in the burned site, yet absent in the unburned: Indigo Bunting, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvis), Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronota).
And yes, Ingold says, making me feel a little better about that long ago goof, indigo buntings are often mistaken for blue grosbeaks.
Red-Winged Blackbird Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Scarlet Tanager Purple Martin House Wren Indigo Bunting Cedar Waxwing Bluebird Bald Eagle Brown Pelican Turkey Herring Gull Mallard Duck Common Loon Canada Goose Great Blue Heron Red-Tailed Hawk Common Barn Owl Ring-Necked Pheasant Northern Bobwhite
Forests of bur oak serve as breeding sites for numerous songbirds, including indigo bunting, vesper sparrow, and yellow-throated vireo, which breed in these areas exclusively.
In central and west Texas, the Indigo Bunting is largely replaced by the congeneric Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris).
Even the indigo bunting, which prefers forest edges, nests more successfully in less fragmented landscapes," the scientists report.
One of the prettiest birds that migrates through the area is the indigo bunting.
His other nonfiction works include An American Among the Riffi (1926); The New Persia (1927); Not Peace but a Sword (1939), a denunciation of Fascism; Between the Thunder and the Sun (1943), which contains portraits of his father-in-law, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, and his aunt, Maxine Elliott; This House Against This House (1946); Lead Kindly Light (1949), a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi; The Indigo Bunting, A Memoir of Edna St.
The most colorful feathered denizen you may encounter is the brilliant blue of the male indigo bunting.
The presence of several species of birds - including the perky prairie warbler, the buzzy blue-winged warbler and the stunningly beautiful indigo bunting - is the long-awaited result of a conservation project that has been a collective effort of area agencies and groups, and seeing the birds arrive to nest was a benchmark that the project has so far been successful.