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 17 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 1 year ago 52 sec 4.9
A bird feeding below a feeder, displaced by another Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 28 April 2007 4 years ago 18 sec 4.6
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 3 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 1 year 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 5 years ago 37 sec 4.3
A male perched and stretching Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Perched in a crabapple tree in spring.
Locality New York, USA (United States)
Lee Hunter 11 May 2010 13 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 24 May 2012 51 weeks ago 4.4
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 16 weeks ago 4.3
Male Indigo Bunting about 1,500 miles off course. (See my comments.) I was hiking back from Castle Rock and heard the song comin
Locality Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 15 May 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
A male sitting in ailanthus branch.
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 28 April 2012 15 weeks ago 4
A young male
Locality Akumal, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
Guy Poisson 25 December 2012 18 weeks ago 4