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Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
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Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Painted Bunting male

General Description: Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) are small, sexually dimorphic finches. Males are very festive with blue, green, red, and yellow feathers. Females are green, and juveniles are yellow-green with a pale eyering.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Cardinalidae.

Favored Habitat: Woodland edges with dense brush.

Where to Find: Don't look for Painted Buntings around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in the southern US during summer, and south into Mexico during winter. A few winter in south Florida.

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Male and female Painted Bunting at a seed feeder
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Male and female Painted Bunting at a seed feeder
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Male Painted Bunting entering a seed feeder
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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