Blue Bunting 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyanocompsa Parellina 

Blue Bunting

Males have a dark blue body, with brighter blue highlights on the supercilium, forecrown, malar region, rump, and lesser wing coverts.

Females have a rich reddish-brown overall.

BILL: black, cone-shaped.

SIZE: measures about 5.5 inches in length, with a wingspan of 8.5 inches.

WEIGHT: weighs about 14 grams.

COLOR: dark blue, reddish-brown and black.

Feeds seeds and insects.

Brushy fields, woodland edges, and brushy thickets.

Mexico and Central America.

Forages in thickets and brush, or low in the forest undergrowth. They sometimes forage on the ground.

CALL: A varied, plaintive trilling of "see-you, see-you, see yee-suee-se-se-see" with one to two introductory notes followed by a trill, then fading away.

SONG: A metallic "chink."   

NEST: The female builds a small cup-shaped nest made of grasses, rootlets, and other vegetative material, placed relatively low to the ground in a bush or small tree.

EGGS: 2 white to light blue eggs.

INCUBATION: 11 - 13 days, female.

Blue Bunting Infographic





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