Lazuli Bunting

Passerina amoena

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)

Code 4

LAZB

Code 6

PASAMO

ITIS

Egg Color:

Pale blue



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

12



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

2 - 10 feet above ground.



Nest Material:

Grass. weeds, leaves with lining of fine grass, hair, and feathers.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Lazuli Bunting: Small finch with bright blue upperparts, cinnamon-brown breast and sides, and white belly. Wings are dark with white wing bar. Female and juvenile have unstreaked, dull brown upperparts with blue wash on rumps and tails, paler brown underparts, pale eyebrows and two pale wing-bars.

Range and Habitat

Lazuli Bunting: Breeds from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota south through western U.S. to southern California, northern New Mexico, and western Nebraska. Spends winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Preferred habitats include dry, brushy ravines and slopes, as well as cleared areas and weedy pastures.

Breeding and Nesting

Lazuli Bunting: Three to five pale blue eggs are laid in a loose cup of grass and rootlets built in a bush. Eggs are incubated for 12 days by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Lazuli Bunting: Eats mainly seeds, but also some insects. Prefers weed and tree seeds.

Vocalization

Lazuli Bunting: Song is a high-pitched, excited series of warbled phrases with the first notes usually repeated, descending the scale, and ascending again at the end.

Similar Species

Lazuli Bunting: Female Indigo Bunting lacks the conspicuous wing-bars.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X