Painted Buntings are medium-sized finchlike birds with stubby, thick, seed-eating bills.
Larger than an American Goldfinch; smaller than an Eastern Bluebird.sparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
Stocky, finchlike bird with a stubby, thick, seed-eating bill. Adult males are unmistakable with their brilliant blue head, green back, red rump and red belly.
Females and immatures are a uniform, bright yellow-green overall, with a pale eyering.
Feeds on seeds for the majority of the year, but eats more insects during the breeding season.
Stocky bird with a finchlike conical bill. Females/immatures are yellow-green overall, with a pale eyering. Oftentimes appears dull overall, but in general appears greener than similar species.
Both local and vagrant Painted Buntings often seek out bird feeders as an easy source of food.
Males are stunningly colored with blue heads, red underparts, and green backs. Forages on the ground most often in dense cover, among grasses, or at seed feeders.
Breeds in dense brush, often adjacent to thick, grassy areas or woodland edges.
Males sing a sweet musical jumble when attracting mates or defending territories.
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