In bright sunlight the male appears to be a brilliant blue with the wings and tail darker.
Without the sunlight he will be black. This bird actually has no blue pigment at all, but
seems to be blue due to diffraction of light through its feathers. Females are a drab
Voice: Excited warble - each note repeated twice.
Range: Breeds from Saskatchewan east to New Brunswick and south to central Arizona, Texas,
the Gulf Coast and Florida. Winters in southern Florida southward.
We thank our neighbor for bringing us this bird. He decided to stop mowing the field next
to our house and turned it into a weed jungle. At first we only seen these Indigo Buntings
along our fence row. This year however we had one brave enough to try and compete for
sunflower seeds at our feeders. You will usually find these birds along rural roadsides
and in brushy thickets. It is a very beneficial bird because it eats many insect pests and