Indigo Bunting

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  (Passerina cyanea)

Interesting fact(s):  Indigo Buntings are actually black; the diffraction of light through their feathers makes them look blue. This is explains why males can appear many shades from turquoise to black.

They migrate at night, using the pattern of stars nearest the North Star to guide them. In captivity, these birds will become disoriented if they can't see the stars in April/May and September/October.

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