Posted by: Dan | May 25, 2007

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Photo courtesy of a close friend, Aram deKoven. He’s a professor of education at an area college, on leave for the summer to captain ships to and from the Shoals Marine Lab in Maine. Thanks Aram!

Indigo Bunting



  1. This is an awesome pic. I must add that these little birds aren’t the brightest bulb in the pack, ironically to their vivid bright coloring. I have actually held one in my hand myself (in Michigan). At first, I thought something was wrong with the bird, but after observation and handling, oh, no, I almost had to shoo him away! For awhile I thought that it was a domestic “lost” bird, but then, I became suspicious when I began to notice at least 6 or more per day of the lil’ buggers while on my way to work. While driving down my 1/2 mile driveway they wait till the very last minute to fly away! Not very smart birds, but very pretty.

  2. I am doing a college essay on the Indigo Bunting
    can you give me some help?!?!?!!?
    please send it to my wifes email listed beside

  3. Love the picture. I saw 5 at my feeder today. I had a hard time taking a picture and look you are holding one. I live in Alexandria, LA and this was a first for me. Pretty cool.


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