Indigo Bunting

 

A small goldfinch sized bird the summer male Indigo Bunting appears dark except in very bright light. As is true with all blue-feathered birds, no true blue colored feather can be found in nature. It is the refraction of bright sunlight through the structure of a black feather that makes the feather appear blue and even iridescent. Buntings migrate to central and south Florida for the winter where both sexes take on a dark brown plumage.

Latin Name: Passerina Ayanea

Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: insects, seeds, fruits