name: Indigo Bunting
Male Indigo Buntings are vivid metallic blue. Sexes are strongly
dimorphic: females are dull brown.
5.5 in. long; 8 in. wingspan; weighs about Â½-ounce
Complex series of double notes.
range: Brushy old fields and forest edges across eastern North America.
range: Weedy fields from southern Florida and Caribbean Islands and
central Mexico south to northern South America
Nest: Nests dense, low vegetation, rarely
above 10 feet; 3-4 eggs; incubation 12-13 days; young leave nest at 9-12 days
of age; frequent victim of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbird; one or two
broods per year.