Rescued photos of Painted Buntings in the backyard from a few years ago. Just a reminder that the green ones are most likely adult females though the juveniles of both sexes have similar, if duller, plumage. And, of course, the adult males are covered in brilliant colors of different hues. Passerina ciris is considered a medium-sized Finch.
There is not much to say about the Painted Bunting’s appearance anymore that would not sound like a cliche. The male Painted Bunting’s stunningly bright plumage with its mix of color variations can’t fail to impress the casual viewer. And the electric green and yellow of the female Painted Bunting is distinctively unique enough to make her as almost as peerless as her mate. So here are photos of the colorful male Painted Bunting and greenish-yellow females plus possibly a […]
The 21 February 2015 FMEL-ORCA conservation stewardship class ends my five week stint doing Saturday bird talks for the group. I had a lot of fun doing it and will miss it though I am sure the students would have something different to say — probably happy to be taking a break from my droning on endlessly. Tomorrow’s talk is on Backyard Birds and features this female Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) clinging to the wire of a bird feeder, along […]