Living Bird Magazine
Varied BuntingPasserina versicolor
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Cardinalidae
A bird of subtly beautiful colors, the Varied Bunting inhabits arid brushy woodlands and clearings. Found throughout most of Mexico, it reaches the northern limits of its range in the borderlands of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.More ID Info
- Azulillo Morado (Spanish)
- Passerin varié (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Varied Bunting usually begins nesting in late May or early June, but in the absence of summer rains, may delay nest-building until August.
- Essentially nothing has been published about the natural history of the Varied Bunting in the heart of its range in Mexico.