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Indigo bunting (female) - (Passerina cyanea)

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds
Nest: cup in shrubs or trees
Field Identification: a sparrow-like ground feeding bird with brown wings, white belly, rufous head and faint streaking on breast
Season: winter

Indigo bunting (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Passerina
species: cyanea

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