Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) - HBW 16, p. 425
French: Passerin indigo
Spanish: Azulillo Índigo
Taxonomy: Tanagra cyanea Linnaeus, 1766, South Carolina.
Genus sometimes placed in family Emberizidae. May form a superspecies with P. amoena and often treated as conspecific; the two hybridize extensively. Hybrids reported rarely also with P. ciris and, in captivity, with P. leclancherii; has hybridized also with captive domestic Island Canary (Serinus canaria). Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds E North America, from S Canada (SE Saskatchewan and S Manitoba E to S New Brunswick) S in USA to W Kansas and C Texas across to Gulf Coast and E seaboard, also W into New Mexico and S Arizona. Migrates to Middle America from C Mexico (S Tamaulipas) S to E Panama and West Indies.
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VideosSee all 21 videos
A lateral view of an adult male perched on thistle singing. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 5 June 2011 4 years ago 52 sec 4.9
Two segments, one on limb the second on a post. Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 1 April 2010 1 year ago 58 sec 4.7
A bird feeding below a feeder, displaced by another Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 28 April 2007 7 years ago 18 sec 4.7
A male perched amongst low vegetation, both rear and front views Locality The Willows, Sea Rim State Park, Jefferson County, Texas, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 28 April 2008 5 years ago 30 sec 4.5
Two lateral views of a male perched on wild tobacco singing, and one dorsal view perched on thistle. Rare for the Pacific Coast, Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 May 2011 4 years ago 47 sec 4.4
A male taking a bath Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2007 7 years ago 37 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 34 photos
This male Indigo Bunting perched briefly on my Purple Martin house. I'm glad I had my camera in hand!
Locality Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA (United States)
Charles Rose IV 3 May 2015 12 weeks ago 4.5
Adult male singing from a wild hemp plant perch
Locality Manhattan, Kansas, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 4 July 2014 50 weeks ago 4.4
Perched in a crabapple tree in spring.
Locality New York, USA (United States)
Lee Hunter 11 May 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 24 May 2012 3 years ago 4.3
Immature male perched in front of a pink building.
Locality Muyil Archeaological Site, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp holosericeus)
Ken Simonite 7 January 2013 2 years ago 4.2
An adult male on a tray feeder
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 14 May 2014 31 weeks ago 4
Adult male calling four times. Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ken Simonite 9 August 2014 50 weeks ago 4
An adult male singing. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 5 June 2011 2 years ago 4
Singing male on territory Locality Bracebridge, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada
Andrew_Davis 6 July 2005 5 years ago 4