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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