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Location: Berryton, Kansas

May 19 2020

This guy was hanging around yesterday afternoon. He is smallish, finch size. Indigo Bunting or Blue Grosbeak? I've seen a similarly colored bird here before, but it was considerably larger.

Thanks for your help.

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This is definitely an Indigo Bunting with the teal color, smaller build, and lack of chestnut wingbars.

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The photo is not edited, other than cropped. I have a high quality camera on a tripod. Here is another view. White Clover flower behind his head for perspective.

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1 minute ago, Banjoman said:

The photo is not edited, other than cropped. I have a high quality camera on a tripod. Here is another view. White Clover flower behind his head for perspective.

blue2.jpg

Interesting. I didn't know Indigo Buntings could be that bright of blue.

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Definite Indigo Bunting ... on color alone. Blue Grosbeaks are larger, a deeper blue, have a larger beak and rufous wing bars.

 

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22 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

This is definitely an Indigo Bunting with the teal color, smaller build, and lack of chestnut wingbars.

Agreed.

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