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Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
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Copyright: Debbie Stahre (DebbieStahre) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (128)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-25 17:03
Viewed: 2232
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Passerina cyanea) is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to northern Florida during the breeding season, and from southern Florida to northern South America during the winter. Interestingly captive specimens often experience disorientation during migration times if not kept outdoors where they can see the stars.
The Indigo Bunting is a small,its length is about 11.5–13 cm (4.5–5 in).
Males are brilliantly indigo blue as their name implies and change to brown out of breeding season. With young closely resembling females. I think this is a male as it has a tinge of blue on the tail and I have seen only 1 at a time, for only 1 day, during the each of the last 3 migration periods in the same location.
Indigo Buntings forage for food on the ground and in trees species eat insects, seeds & berries, caterpillars, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, and grass seeds. In the winter they eat mostly grass seeds and when available will eat buds and insects.

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Nice composition, Debbie.
The little bird is in sharp focus and is well assimilated into surroundings both natural and man-made.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-04-26 5:47]

great expo, detail and comp, .. like pastel like colour palette, .. lovely capture here

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-26 6:33]

Beautiful species and image..lovely colors. tfs.

Nice image with beautiful colours and good sharpness.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-26 12:43]

Hi Debbie,
Lovely photo,nice colours and good details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-27 5:34]

Hello Debbie,
A fine poetical bird-picture. Lovely fine colours and a good pose of the bird.

Bonjour Debbie,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet malgré la présence, au premier plan, d'une herbe mal placée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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