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Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2021.

A small bird measuring up to 5 inches in length. Male is dark blue all over with a darker blue head and female is dull brown with a white throat.
Breeds in North America and winters in South Florida, Mexico, Central America, northern South America, and the West Indies.
Open deciduous woods, forest edges, citrus orchards, old fields, roadsides, and weedy areas.
1 to 4 pale blue eggs are laid in a cup of grass placed near the ground in thick vegetation.
Natural History:
This species is beneficial to farmers, consuming many insect pests and weed seeds.
This species feeds on insects, spiders, seeds, buds, and berries.
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2021.

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