Lazuli Bunting

Cardinals, Buntings, and Allies

Lazuli Bunting

Passerina amoena

Summer

Cardinals, Buntings, and Allies

Lazuli Bunting

Daniel Fitzgerald

Lazuli Bunting

Found in chaparral and brushy areas, scrub oak, riparian tickets, and open woodlands; also frequents open grassy and weedy areas during migration.


Males bluish underparts contrast with the white belly, white wing bars, and orangish-brown breast band (which extends to sides and flanks). Female: grayish-brown above, buffy below, without streaking on underparts.


Nests in shrubs, where it builds a cup-shaped structure using grasses. Eats fruits, seeds, and insects.

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