Common Names: Indigo bunting
Sub-category: American sparrows, Towhees, Juncos, & Buntings
The indigo bunting is a small bird, with a length of 4.5 to 5.1 inches. It displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant blue in the summer and a brown color during the winter months, while the female is brown year-round. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate. The wings and tail are black with cerulean blue edges. The indigo bunting is closely related to the lazuli bunting and interbreeds with the species where their ranges overlap.
Its habitat is brushy forest edges, open deciduous woods, second growth woodland, and farmland. The diet of the indigo bunting consists primarily of insects during the summer months and seeds during the winter months.