Saturday, June 10, 2017

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) - 24Oct2016 and 01Jun2017

The Painted Bunting is probably the most sought after bird in my neck of the woods after Swallow-tailed Kite.  They are bright and colorful and best of all they hang out in low scrub near the coast which makes them easy to see.  The song is beautiful and loud and a semi deaf guy like me can appreciate that.  The French name of the Painted Bunting is nonpareil which means "without equal".

This particular male was seen at Fort Fisher on the Basin Trail.

 Here is a female or immature male from the Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal.

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