|Female KEWA-note facial markings are not distinctive or black|
|KEWA female back- a different perspective looking at the birds back reminds us to note whether or not the bird has tail spots or wing bars as well as other field marks.|
The Indigo Buntings (INBU) are dimorphic, with the male and female appearing different in coloration. The female is brown to be camouflaged on the nest and the male reflects bright blue coloration for announcement of its territory.
|Female left- Male right INBU|
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Summer breeding season is upon us, so take time to appreciate those birds in your yard and nearby areas that return every year to nest in the same general location. Doesn't it make you wonder how they manage that feat of locating their home territory year after year? It makes you realize that migration, breeding, and wintering habitats are all valuable and necessary for these birds to survive throughout their life cycle. Enjoy the beauty of the season!